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

1825–35; barge (of obscure origin) + board Unabridged
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bargeboard (ˈbɑːdʒˌbɔːd)
Also called: vergeboard a board, often decorated with carved ornaments, placed along the gable end of a roof

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exposed board or false rafter running underneath the slopes of a projecting gable roof. Such a board is often richly decorated with carved, cut-out, or painted designs and patterns, particularly in late medieval Europe, in Tudor England, and in 19th-century Gothic Revival architecture in England and the United States.

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Example sentences
Fibers made from flax and hemp were used for simple parts such as the
  bargeboard and bib, which are used to improve aerodynamics.
The soffit of the balcony gable, which is cut to approximate the form of the
  bargeboard terminals, is similarly treated.
High peaked gable roofs have overhanging eaves embellished with curvilinear
  bargeboard trim, pendants, and finials.
Equally playful, the bargeboard displays alternating wooden spheres and
  rectangular, wood panels.
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