bargeboard


bargeboard
/bahrj"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n.
a board, often carved, hanging from the projecting end of a sloping roof. Also called vergeboard.
[1825-35; barge (of obscure orig.) + BOARD]

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also called  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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