From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vergeboard \Verge"board`\, n. [Verge + board. Cf. Bargeboard.]
   The ornament of woodwork upon the gable of a house, used
   extensively in the 15th century. It was generally suspended
   from the edge of the projecting roof (see Verge, n., 4),
   and in a position parallel to the gable wall. Called also
   [1913 Webster]
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