a board, often carved, hanging from the projecting end of a sloping roof.
a board, often decorated with carved ornaments, placed along the gable end of a roof Also called vergeboard


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    tiling on a gable roof beyond the exterior surface of the gable wall. the tiles or slates placed on and projecting over the raking edges of a gable roof. a coping of bricks set on edge, arranged transversely. noun the overhang of the gable end of a roof a course of bricks laid on edge […]

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