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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vergeboard \Verge"board`\, n. [Verge + board. Cf. Bargeboard.] (Arch.) 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 bargeboard. [1913 Webster]