barge couple


noun

either of the pair of rafters carrying the part of a gable roof that projects beyond the gable wall.

Nearby words

  1. bargaining chip,
  2. bargaining level,
  3. bargaining scope,
  4. bargaining unit,
  5. barge,
  6. barge course,
  7. barge in,
  8. barge spike,
  9. bargeboard,
  10. bargee

Origin of barge couple

First recorded in 1555–65; see origin at bargeboard

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British Dictionary definitions for barge couple

barge couple

noun

either of a pair of outside rafters along the gable end of a roof
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