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barge·board

 (bärj′bôrd′)
n.
A board, often ornately carved, attached along the projecting edge of a pitched roof in front of a gable.

[Origin unknown.]
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bargeboard

(ˈbɑːdʒˌbɔːd)
n
(Architecture) a board, often decorated with carved ornaments, placed along the gable end of a roof. Also called: vergeboard
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barge•board

(ˈbɑrdʒˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
a board, often carved, hanging from the projecting end of a sloping roof.
[1825–35]
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