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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Awning \Awn"ing\ ([add]n"[i^]ng), noun [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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

awning

noun

1: a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun [syn: {awning}, {sunshade}, {sunblind}]


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