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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Awning  \Awn"ing\,  n.  [Origin  uncertain:  cf  F.  auvent  awing,  or 
  Pers.  [=a]wan,  [=a]wang,  anything  suspended,  or  LG  havening 
  a  place  sheltered  from  wind  and  weather,  E.  haven.] 
  1.  A  rooflike  cover,  usually  of  canvas,  extended  over  or 
  before  any  place  as  a  shelter  from  the  sun,  rain,  or  wind. 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  That  part  of  the  poop  deck  which  is  continued 
  forward  beyond  the  bulkhead  of  the  cabin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  awning 
  n  :  a  canopy  made  of  canvas  to  shelter  people  or  things  from 
  rain  or  sun  [syn:  {sunshade},  {sunblind}] 




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