American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A board, often ornately carved, attached along the projecting edge of a pitched roof in front of a gable.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a board placed in advance of a gable and underneath the barge-course, where the roof extends over the wall, either covering the rafter that would otherwise be visible, or occupying its place. The earliest barge-boards date from the fourteenth century; many examples of this and the fifteenth century are beautifully decorated, being cusped, feathered, paneled, pierced with a series of trefoils, quatrefoils, etc., or carved with foliage. After the medieval period barge-boards gradually become less bold and rich in treatment. Also called
- n. alternative spelling of barge board.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A vergeboard.
- barge + board (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We also gave it slate tiles and a new bargeboard which covered up the second-rate brick corbelling.”
“Virgin wasn't too bad and I was pulling away at about a second a lap from Sakon. de la Rosa's rear wing on the straight which broke my bargeboard and damaged the left side pod, costing us about a second a lap in downforce.”
“It is a near-miracle that so little of the building above the storefront has been changed, like the mock half-timbering, the little turret and the perforated bargeboard.”
“Either the raised bargeboard produced inconsistent aero performance (perhaps by not getting clean enough airflow) or the characteristics of Interlagos meant that the efficiency gains of higher bargeboards disappeared.”
“Interestingly both were slightly shorter than their predecessors - and this is after a trend of raising the bargeboard throughout the year.”
“Trying to rationalise the precise purpose of Ferrari's solution is difficult as the bargeboard region is intricately complex but presumably the wind tunnel data show improved aero efficiency when the connector is curved.”
“We have a major upgrade, which includes a new floor, bargeboard area and front wing," team principal Dr Vijay Mallya confirmed, "We're looking forward to it as we had a very successful aero test with Tonio [Liuzzi] in the week before the summer shutdown and, with this knowledge,”
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