: a freestanding roofed structure usually open on the sides
Examples of GAZEBO
- <a gazebo on the mansion's south lawn>
Origin of GAZEBO
perhaps from 1gaze
+ Latin -ebo
(as in videbo
I shall see)
First Known Use: 1752
gazebo noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Lookout in the form of a turret, cupola (small, lanternlike dome), or garden house set on a height to give an extensive view. Few late-18th- and 19th-century rustic gazebos survive, but 17th-century turrets built up in an angle of the garden wall are not uncommon. The term now often refers specifically to a freestanding roofed structure, typically octagonal, with open or latticework sides.
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