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Soffit vs. Eaves

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Soffitnoun

(architecture) The visible underside of an arch, balcony, beam, cornice, staircase, vault or any other architectural element.

Eavesnoun

The underside of a roof that extends beyond the external walls of a building.

Soffitnoun

(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.’;

Eaves

The edges or lower borders of the roof of a building, which overhang the walls, and cast off the water that falls on the roof.

Soffitnoun

The under side of the subordinate parts and members of buildings, such as staircases, entablatures, archways, cornices, or the like. See Illust. of Lintel.

Eaves

Brow; ridge.

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Soffitnoun

the underside of a part of a building (such as an arch or overhang or beam etc.)

Eaves

Eyelids or eyelashes.

‘And closing eaves of wearied eyes.’;

Soffitnoun

the underside of an architectural structure such as an arch, a balcony, or overhanging eaves.

Eavesnoun

the overhang at the lower edge of a roof

Soffit

A soffit is an exterior or interior architectural feature, generally the horizontal, aloft underside of any construction element. Its archetypal form, sometimes incorporating or implying the projection of beams, is the underside of eaves (to connect a retaining wall to projecting edge(s) of the roof).

Eavesnoun

the part of a roof that meets or overhangs the walls of a building

‘under the eave and the window is a workbench’; ‘wild bees nest under the eaves’;

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Eaves

The eaves are the edges of the roof which overhang the face of a wall and, normally, project beyond the side of a building. The eaves form an overhang to throw water clear of the walls and may be highly decorated as part of an architectural style, such as the Chinese dougong bracket systems.

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