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 Origin early 17th cent. (originally in nautical use): of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: awning