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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The low, overhang edges of a roof that jut out over the edges of a building.

Usage examples (37)
  • An old vine had crept up the side of the house and onto the eaves.
  • The swallow builds about the roofs of houses, under what we call the eaves, and sometimes in the corners of windows.
  • The little window under the eaves might be a nursery.
  • I thought hanging it up to dry under the eaves might be a good idea, for air circulation. for more
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