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barge course

noun
1.
tiling on a gable roof beyond the exterior surface of the gable wall.
2.
the tiles or slates placed on and projecting over the raking edges of a gable roof.
3.
a coping of bricks set on edge, arranged transversely.
Origin of barge course
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; See origin at bargeboard
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British Dictionary definitions for barge course

barge course

noun
1.
the overhang of the gable end of a roof
2.
a course of bricks laid on edge to form the coping of a wall
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