facia

[fey-shuh]
noun Chiefly British.
dashboard ( def 1 ).
Also, fascia.
Also called facia board.


Origin:
1880–85; spelling variant of fascia, perhaps through confusion with Latin faciēs, English face, facial, etc.

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facia (ˈfeɪʃɪə)
 
n
a variant spelling of fascia
 
'facial
 
adj

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facia
variant of fascia.
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Example sentences
It has a molded facia board and a built-in gutter, and the wide overhang is supported by scrolled wooden brackets.
The basic design includes shallow pilasters at each corner to hold up the deep facia board under the wide eaves.
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