vergeboard

[vurj-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun

Origin:
1825–35; verge1 + board

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vergeboard (ˈvɜːdʒˌbɔːd)
 
n
another name for bargeboard

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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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Example sentences
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.
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