Definition of bargeboard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɑːdʒbɔːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrdʒbɔːrd//
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a board that is fixed to the end of a roof to hide the ends of the wooden roof beams Word Originmid 19th cent.: from mid 16th-cent. barge- (used in architectural terms relating to the gable of a building), perhaps from medieval Latin bargus ‘gallows’.