Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A roof on a motor vehicle, such as an automobile, having a panel that can be slid back or raised.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fixed or operable opening in a vehicle roof (car or truck) which allows fresh air and/or light to enter the passenger compartment. A sunroof may include a transparent or opaque panel and may be manually operated or power driven.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a panel in the roof of an automobile, usually above the driver's seat, that can be opened.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an automobile roof having a sliding or raisable panel

Etymologies

From sun +‎ roof (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We can say now without hesitation that the assertion of the Pakistan Interior Ministry that Benazir Bhutto died from hitting her head on the sunroof is without merit.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • I spent a week in the top-shelf SEL with sunroof, which is very nicely equipped and sells for $22,295, including various smash like touchscreen navigation, Bluetooth, heated seats, 17-inch alloy wheels and more.

    Volkswagen and the Perils of Less for Less

  • DUFFY: It was totally submerged, but it was just deep enough that you wouldn ` t have been able to see it from the road, but looking directly down on it, we could actually see what looked like the roof of a car, with a sunroof, which is what we were mainly looking for, a white car with a sunroof.

    CNN Transcript Dec 11, 2006

  • Re-entering their car through a sunroof is an option they will appreciate having.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • Randi wished for a sunroof, which is available as part of a $2,600 package that also includes navigation.

    Philadelphia Business News - Local Philadelphia News | The Philadelphia Business Journal

  • Namely a 6. 5-inch navigation screen, leather seats and Hyundai's first "panoramic" sunroof, which is a fancy way of saying two panes (though only one opens).

    Autoblog

  • But again we hear three gunshots, three gunshots and then she goes down inside of the sunroof which is believed to be what killed her, that lever on the back of the sunroof right there.

    CNN Transcript Dec 28, 2007

  • From there you can choose from among seven exterior and two interior colors, four or five different brake caliper colors, two or three different kinds of rims, and select a sunroof which is made of glass.

    Autoblog

  • A: A feature in some of the cars automatically opens the windows and sunroof if you hold the key-fob button.

    The Case of the Phantom Windows

  • Q: I have a 2008 BMW 328 ix Sportwagon which I love, but, the windows and sunroof open spontaneously when the car is parked.

    The Case of the Phantom Windows

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