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antefix

noun an·te·fix \ˈan-ti-ˌfiks\
plural an·te·fix·ae\-ˌfik-ˌsē\ or an·te·fix·es\-ˌfik-səz\

Definition of ANTEFIX

:  an ornament at the eaves of a classical building concealing the ends of the joint tiles of the roof
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Origin of ANTEFIX

Latin antefixum, from neuter of antefixus, past participle of antefigere to fasten before, from ante- + figere to fasten — more at fix
First Known Use: 1832

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