The part of a roof that meets or overhangs the walls of a building: wild bees nest under the eaves [in singular]: (eave) under the eave and the window is a workbench
More example sentences
- Flying above all this are the wide overhanging eaves of the low slope timber roofs.
- Its features include floors raised off the ground and steeply pitched roofs with deep overhanging eaves.
- To accomplish this smoothly, place a straight edge down the slope of the roof overhanging the eave.
Old English efes (singular); of Germanic origin; related to German dialect Obsen, also probably to over.
Definition of eaves in:
- The US English dictionary