barge-course

barge course

noun
1.
tiling on a gable roof beyond the exterior surface of the gable wall.
2.
the tiles or slates placed on and projecting over the raking edges of a gable roof.
3.
a coping of bricks set on edge, arranged transversely.

Origin:
1660–70; see bargeboard

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barge course
 
n
1.  the overhang of the gable end of a roof
2.  a course of bricks laid on edge to form the coping of a wall

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