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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A barge board.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The ornament of woodwork upon the gable of a house, used extensively in the 15th century. It was generally suspended from the edge of the projecting roof (see verge, n., 4), and in a position parallel to the gable wall. Called also bargeboard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as bargeboard.

Etymologies

verge +‎ board (Wiktionary)

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  • The ornament of woodwork on a house gable, used extensively in the 15th century. It was generally suspended from the edge of the projecting roof parallel to the gable wall.

    February 15, 2008