Eaves

Definition of Eaves

n. pl.1.(Arch.) The edges or lower borders of the roof of a building, which overhang the walls, and cast off the water that falls on the roof.
2.Brow; ridge.
3.Eyelids or eyelashes.
And closing eaves of wearied eyes.
- Tennyson.
Eaves board
(Arch.) an arris fillet, or a thick board with a feather edge, nailed across the rafters at the eaves of a building, to raise the lower course of slates a little, or to receive the lowest course of tiles; - called also eaves catch and eaves lath.
Eaves channel
Same as Gutter, 1.
Eaves molding
(Arch.) a molding immediately below the eaves, acting as a cornice or part of a cornice.
Eaves swallow
a - (Zool.) The cliff swallow; - so called from its habit of building retort-shaped nests of mud under the eaves of buildings. See Cliff swallow, under Cliff.
b - The European swallow.

Related Words

ceiling, housetop, lantern, overhead, penthouse, plafond, ridgepole, roof, roof garden, roof-deck, roofage, roofing, roofpole, rooftop, rooftree, shingles, skylight, slates, tiles, top
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