barge·​board | \ ˈbärj-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce bargeboard (audio) \

Definition of bargeboard

: an often ornamented board that conceals roof timbers projecting over gables

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Examples of bargeboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Above the whimsical siding are eaves with lacy-looking bargeboard and bullseyes, and a two-story tower with a regal, cast-iron crown. oregonlive, 21 June 2022 By 2018, this evolved into his takeout shop, initially sharing a bargeboard cottage on Martin Luther King Boulevard with a donut shop run by his brother. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer,, 9 Sep. 2020 Old bargeboard shacks were still largely intact among the oaks and spreading fruit trees, a bucolic, oddly rural idyll hidden beyond the littered sidewalks, buses, and tractor trailers of the avenue. Anne Gisleson, Curbed, 23 May 2018 Jeff Gossen, who is a custom home builder, used reclaimed wood from the home and other historic homes, including antique bargeboard, leftover beams and antique windows, throughout the three units. Kadee Krieger,, 17 May 2018 Outside there was decorative bargeboard over windows and doors, decorative cornice and corbel trim. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 May 2018 And those mounting posts act, in part, like a bargeboard on an open-wheel race car, only these maximize the laminar flow all the way to the tail. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, 19 Sep. 2017 Once known as Crewe Estate Primary School, the house was built in 1872 and retains its original octagonal clock and gingerbread bargeboard. Elizabeth Finkelstein, Country Living, 26 Jan. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of bargeboard

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bargeboard

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25 Jun 2022

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“Bargeboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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