Definition of awning noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɔːnɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːnɪŋ//
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a sheet of strong cloth that stretches out from above a door or window to keep off the sun or rain We sat under the blue and white striped awning of the cafe. Word Originearly 17th cent. (originally in nautical use): of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: awning