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[vurj-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈvɜrdʒˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
1825-35; verge1 + board Unabridged
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Examples from the web for vergeboard
  • Brick corbelling creates a vergeboard effect in the gable.
  • The east and west facades are decorated by a simple flush vergeboard under the gable.
  • Large ornamental vergeboard fills the dormer peaks, and a graceful oval in brick is visible below.
  • Decoration on the upper facade is limited to milled vergeboard panels at the eaves.
British Dictionary definitions for vergeboard


another name for bargeboard
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Encyclopedia Article for vergeboard


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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