noun, plural antefixes, antefixa [an-tuh-fik-suh] . Architecture.
an upright ornament at the eaves of a tiled roof, to conceal the foot of a row of convex tiles that cover the joints of the flat tiles.
an ornament above the top molding of a cornice.

1825–35; < Latin antefīxa, neuter plural of antefīxus fastened in front, equivalent to ante- ante- + fīxus past participle of fīgere to fix

antefixal, adjective Unabridged
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antefix (ˈæntɪˌfɪks)
n , pl -fixes, -fixa
a carved ornament at the eaves of a roof to hide the joint between the tiles
[C19: from Latin antefixa (things) fastened in front, from fīgere to fix]

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Antefix are located at each corner of the roof line of the facade.
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