from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A board, often ornately carved, attached along the projecting edge of a pitched roof in front of a gable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of barge board.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vergeboard.

from The 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.


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
barge +‎ board (Wiktionary)



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