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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.
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Origin of barge course

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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