Origin of soffit
Examples from the Web for soffit
The soffit is flat, with a round moulding at the inner and the outer edge.The Story of Chartres|Cecil Headlam
Flat arch, where the soffit is horizontal and sometimes slightly cambered (dotted line).
The soffit of the arch is carved, and the face of the pilaster below has a very rich and graceful vine arabesque upon it.The Shores of the Adriatic|F. Hamilton Jackson
A projection upon the soffit of the Doric corona, which originally marked the position of the rafter-ends beneath the sheathing.History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber
The lower surface or soffit of the arch is the intrados, E, and the upper surface the extrados, F.
British Dictionary definitions for soffit
Word Origin for soffit
Word Origin and History for soffit
architectural term referring to under-faces, 1610s, from Italian soffita, fem. of soffitto "ceiling," noun use of adjective meaning "fixed beneath," from Vulgar Latin *suffictus "fastened below," from Latin suffixus (see suffix (n.)).