Awn"ing (?), n. [Origin uncertain: cf. F. auvent awing, or Pers. awan, awang, anything suspended, or LG. havening a place sheltered from wind and weather, E. haven.]
A rooflike cover, usually of canvas, extended over or before any place as a shelter from the sun, rain, or wind.
(Naut.) That part of the poop deck which is continued forward beyond the bulkhead of the cabin.
© Webster 1913.