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soffit

Syllabification: sof·fit
Pronunciation: /ˈsäfət
 
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Definition of soffit in English:

noun

The underside of an architectural structure such as an arch, a balcony, or overhanging eaves.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

Words that rhyme with soffit

profit, prophet

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