Recent Examples of gable from the Web
The steep mansard roof was interrupted by ornate gables with rose windows.
The gables and wood siding outside were elements of a Gage-era remodel.
That goes from the stone parapet walls on its roof gables to its massive elaborate chimneys.
The rear view of the house is dramatic — a 140-foot-wide stretch of windows, balconies, overhangs and peaked gables, stacked two and three stories high.
Gates restrict access to the side roads, where houses with shingles, decks and, increasingly, raised concrete foundations and multiple gables are packed closely together.
The H. P. Young House, which Wright remodeled in 1895, blends elements of Wright's emerging design philosophy — the chimney of Roman brick and sweeping eaves — with more traditional elements, such as the substantial gable of the roof, said Bagnall.
The thick granite-block walls remain intact, as do the 20-foot-high gables.
THE RESTORATION Built in 1871 by steamboat captain Austin Jenks, the house features six gables and a 2½-story tower.
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Origin and Etymology of gable
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Gable
GABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gable for English Language Learners
: a section of a building's outside wall that is shaped like a triangle and that is formed by two sections of the roof sloping down
GABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of gable for Students
- a gabled house
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