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.
Lat. _bargus_, or _barcus_, a scaffold, and not from the now obsolete synonym "vergeboard"), the boards fastened to the projecting gables of a roof to give strength to the same and to mask or hide the horizontal timbers of the roof to which they were attached.