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This is the center area of a barn accessed through the wagon doors. It derives its name from the Latin word “navis,” meaning “ship” as in the English word “navy.” The reason for this is that when you stand in the nave and look upward at the underside of the barn roof, it looks like the interior of a wooden boat with its frames (roof rafters) and planks (roof purlin boards).

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