Definition of soffit in English:

soffit

Line breaks: sof¦fit
Pronunciation: /ˈsɒfɪt
 
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noun

  • The underside of an architectural structure such as an arch, a balcony, or overhanging eaves.
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    • The stadium's design, which suggests an ornate airline hangar, is punctuated with arches balconies, soffits, and pilasters.
    • Typically produced in a plant away from the construction site, precast concrete can be formed into virtually any shape to create structural elements or flat panels articulated with copings, returns, soffits, jambs, or sills.
    • The walls are fully glazed from a low sill to the underside of the soffit.

Origin

early 17th century: from French soffite or Italian soffitto, based on Latin suffixus 'fastened below'.

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