Soffit Definition

sŏfĭt
soffits
noun
The horizontal underside of an eave, cornice, etc.
Webster's New World
The intrados of an arch or vault.
Webster's New World
The definition of a soffit is the underside of a piece of architecture.
An example of a soffit is the underside of an arch.
YourDictionary
(pipe technology) The top point of the inside open section of a pipe or box conduit.
The elevation of the pipe soffit is 10.4 meters above mean sea level.
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Other Word Forms of Soffit

Noun

Singular:
soffit
Plural:
soffits

Origin of Soffit

  • French soffite from Italian soffitto from Vulgar Latin suffīctus past participle of suffīgere to fasten beneath suffix

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French soffite, from Italian soffitto, from sof- (“under") + past participle of figgere (“to fix").

    From Wiktionary

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