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.
See eaves in Webster's New World College Dictionary
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
See eaves in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English eves
Origin: , from Old English efes; see upo in Indo-European roots.
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