Definition of eave
1 : the lower border of a roof that overhangs the wall —usually used in plural
2 : a projecting edge (as of a hill) —usually used in plural
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Most were sucking on filthy icicles that had fallen from the eave of a greenhouse.
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Definition of eave for Students
: the lower edge of a roof that sticks out past the wall —usually used in pl.
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