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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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Bywater faces its future," 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,, "Rundown Marigny home renovated into weekend getaway and apartments," 17 May 2018 Outside there was decorative bargeboard over windows and doors, decorative cornice and corbel trim. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A major renovation improved 1872 Walker's Point home but kept the Gothic Revival charm," 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, "HondaJet HA-420," 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, "Admit It, You'd Drop Everything to Live In This Converted English Schoolhouse," 26 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of bargeboard

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Bargeboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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