Barge board

bargeboard

[bahrj-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun
a board, often carved, hanging from the projecting end of a sloping roof.
Also called vergeboard.


Origin:
1825–35; barge (of obscure origin) + board

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bargeboard (ˈbɑːdʒˌbɔːd)
 
n
Also called: vergeboard a board, often decorated with carved ornaments, placed along the gable end of a roof

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