follow's Word of the Year is...


[vurj-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈvɜrdʒˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
1825-35; verge1 + board Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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.

Learn more about bargeboard with a free trial on
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for vergeboard

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for vergeboard