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



BrE BrE//iːvz//
; NAmE NAmE//iːvz//
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the lower edges of a roof that stick out over the walls birds nesting under the eaves overhanging eaves Word OriginOld English efes (singular); of Germanic origin; related to German dialect Obsen, also probably to over.
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