barge couple


noun

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

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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