What does the word awning mean?

Usage examples for awning

  1. Then they all went up on the roof, where in one corner there were pots of flowers about a little table, over which was spread an awning. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  2. With one wrench he pulled out the heavy wooden pole, which supported the awning which the old paraschites had put up for his sick grandchild; he swung it round his head, as if it were a reed, driving back the crowd, while he called to Uarda to keep close to him. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. The table in question stood at the entrance of the tent, under the " fly" or awning spread in front. – Kitty's Conquest by Charles King