What does the word eaves mean?

Usage examples for eaves

  1. Passing through the garden- gate of Lappett's farm she made her way to the south- western face of the house to beg a bowl of water of the farmer's wife, and had the sweet surprise of seeing her patient lying under swallows' eaves on a chair her brother had been commissioned to send from London for coming uses. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. I had the wit to see that to force my way past the crowd was impossible; and I darted aside into a narrow passage darkened by wide flat eaves that almost hid the pale evening sky. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  3. She would have the eaves and the pipes painted a nice green, such as would show up well at a distance. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith