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From pensile (hanging) +‎ -ina.


pensilina f (plural pensiline)

  1. a projecting or suspended roof; any structure having such a roof
    • 2003, Antonio Tabucchi, chapter XIV, in Sostiene Pereira : una testimonianza [Pereira Declares]‎[1], Rome: La biblioteca di Repubblica, published 1994, →ISBN, page 91:
      Si infilò nel sottopassaggio e si sedette su una panchina di pietra, sotto la pensilina.
      He slipped into the underpass and he sat down on a stone bench, under the suspended roof.
  2. bus shelter
  3. marquee

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