An eave return is an element in Neoclassical domestic architecture in the United States, and likely more broadly.
Contrast to a full pediment, which is in effect where the return goes back the whole way to the other side of the gable.
A boxed return is one type of eave return, or a synonym. Another term is boxed gable return.
Gable end return or full gable return or simply gable return are variations, or synonyms.
- Cornice return, which may be the same or different. Mentions Greek return and soffit return types.
- Wm. Todd Murdock; Gary Katz (December 13, 2013). "Eave Returns: Interpreting GYHR Details".