Eaves are defined as the part of the roof that overhangs the building's walls.noun
An example of eaves is the small overhang on the end of your roof.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
plural noun sing. eave
Origin: orig. sing., ME eves (pl. evesen) < OE efes, edge, border, eaves, akin to ON ups, church porch, OHG obiza, porch < IE *upes- < base *upo-, up from behind > up, L summus
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Origin: Middle English eves, from Old English efes; see upo in Indo-European roots.