eaves

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English eves, from Old English efes (edge of a roof), from Proto-Germanic *ubaswa (compare Old High German obasa (porch, hall, roof), Gothic ubizwa), ultimately from the same root as over.

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eaves (plural only)

  1. The underside of a roof that extends beyond the external walls of a building

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