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An ornamental fixture placed on the eaves or cornice of a building to conceal the end of a tile; (also) an ornamental head, etc., forming a spout from a gutter.
Early 19th century. From classical Latin antefīxum part or object fixed in front of something, (plural) ornamental figures or tiles placed at the edge of a roof, use as noun of neuter of antefīxus fixed in front from ante- + fīxus, past participle of fīgere to fix.
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