English version

eaves

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Building
ldoce_080_beaveseaves /iĖvz/ noun [plural] šŸ”Š šŸ”Š ldoce_080.png TBthe edges of a roof that stick out beyond the walls šŸ”Š Birds had nested under the eaves.
Examples from the Corpus
eavesā€¢ Every house seemed to have at least one, sometimes several, of the distinctive mud-baked nests under its eaves.ā€¢ It grew quickly, putting six fairly large eaves on the water surface - but the Kissers ignored them.ā€¢ Another leak stopper is a strip of rubberized material laid on the roof at the eaves.ā€¢ The technical skill of the house martin enables it to construct gravity-defying mud nests beneath the eaves of houses.ā€¢ Thousands of them have set up home in the eaves of this house in Banbury.ā€¢ Grass was growing inside it, and hornets, birds, and spiders were living in the eaves.ā€¢ Outside, bigger, rougher rocks were piled up to the eaves, with scant little chinks left for doorways and windows.ā€¢ Window eaves and roof gutters curve in organic efficiency rather than follow a mechanical right angle.
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