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Sunbeam may refer to:

  • Sunlight
  • Crepuscular rays, rays of sunlight that appear to radiate from a single point in the sky (such as a gap in clouds)

In business:

  • Sunbeam Bread, a franchised brand of white bread
  • Sunbeam Corporation Limited, an Australian appliance/consumer products manufacturer founded in 1902
  • Sunbeam Products, an American appliance/consumer products manufacturer founded in 1897
  • Sunbeam Television, an American television station owner which owns WSVN in Miami, Florida, and WHDH and WLVI in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sunbeam Foods Group, an Australian dried fruits company established in 1926 in Mildura as Co-operative Dried Fruit Sales Pty Ltd

In transportation:

  • Sunbeam Car Company, a British maker of cars originally allied with Sunbeam bicycles and motorcycles under the company of John Marston Ltd
  • Chrysler Sunbeam, a 1977 hatchback automobile
  • Sunbeam (locomotive), a member of the Great Western Railway Sun Class of locomotives
  • Sunbeam (motorcycle), a brand of motorcycle made by John Marston Ltd. of Wolverhampton, UK
  • BSA Sunbeam, a motor scooter
  • Sunbeam 1000 hp, holder of the first land speed record of greater than 200 miles per hour
  • Sunbeam Yachts, a brand of sailing vessel, made by Schöchl Yachtbau Mattsee, Austria
  • Sunbeam (biplane), a 1920s aircraft

Places:

  • Sunbeam, Colorado, at 40°33'3"N 108°11'43"W
  • Sunbeam, Florida, at 30°12'21"N 81°34'44"W
  • Sunbeam, Idaho, at 44°16'16"N 114°44'0"W
  • Sunbeam, Illinois, at 41°7'38"N 90°44'6"W
  • Sunbeam, Virginia, at 36°35'15"N 77°1'41"W
  • Sunbeam, West Virginia, at 37°50'48"N 81°56'43"W

Music:

In fiction:

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also Sunbeam

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Etymology

sun + beam

Noun

Singular
sunbeam

Plural
sunbeams

sunbeam (plural sunbeams)

  1. a narrow and intense (relative to ambient light) ray of sunlight
  2. (Australian, colloquial) something that was taken out, but not used (e.g., the table was set, but the knife was not used. The knife is a "sunbeam" and can be returned to the silverware drawer without being washed).

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