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Definition of gable

What is the definition of "gable"?
  • ga•blenoun
  • 1. The generally triangular section of wall at the end of a pitched roof, occupying the space between the two slopes of the roof.
    2. The whole end wall of a building or wing having a pitched roof.
    3. A triangular, usually ornamental architectural section, as one above an arched door or window.

Use "gable" in a sentence
  • "One lord of Ulland had expressed his fancy on the eastern façade in gable and sculptured gargoyle; another his fear or his defiance in the squat and sturdy tower with its cautious slits in lieu of windows."

    "At Clackmannan the dial on the lower end of a gable is circular on a square basis, and surmounted by a cherub's head."

    "Two all-weather-wicker chaises face each other under the main gable."

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