eaves definition

  • noun-plural:
    • The projecting overhang in the lower side of a roof.
    • The edges or lower borders of this roofing of a building, which overhang the wall space, and cast-off water that drops on the top.
    • Brow; ridge.
    • Eyelids or eyelashes.
  • noun:
    • the lower of a roof that stretches beyond the external wall space of a building
    • the overhang on lower edge of a roof
  • others:
    • Edge; border; margin.
    • especially The lower side of a roof; that area of the roof of a building which projects beyond the wall surface and sheds water that drops on the top; thus, figuratively, any projecting rim.

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