antefix


noun, plural an·te·fix·es, an·te·fix·a [an-tuh-fik-suh] /ˈæn təˌfɪk sə/. Architecture.

  1. an upright ornament at the eaves of a tiled roof, to conceal the foot of a row of convex tiles that cover the joints of the flat tiles.
  2. an ornament above the top molding of a cornice.

noun plural -fixes or -fixa (-ˌfɪksə)

  1. a carved ornament at the eaves of a roof to hide the joint between the tiles

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