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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Lower border of a roof that overhangs the wall.

Usage examples (36)
  • The chickens were convinced that the eave was their roosting niche.
  • Smokes in the sun-thaw; whether the eave-drops fall
  • The same thing happened with the second story eave.
  • The eave swallows are the most expert masons of all. for more
Tutoring comment
  • This was the "eve" (the night before a holiday or an event) of the group's plan to fix their elderly neighbor's "eave" (the edge of a sloping roof).
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