The projecting overhang at the lower edge of a roof.
Eaves are defined as the part of the roof that overhangs the building's walls.
An example of eaves is the small overhang on the end of your roof.
The lower edge or edges of a roof, usually projecting beyond the sides of a building.
Origin of eaves
- Middle English eves from Old English efes upo in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition