gable

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noun ga·ble \ˈgā-bəl\

Definition of gable

  1. 1a :  the vertical triangular end of a building from cornice or eaves to ridgeb :  the similar end of a gambrel roofc :  the end wall of a building

  2. 2 :  a triangular part or structure

gabled

play \ˈgā-bəld\ adjective

Illustration of gable

Origin and Etymology of gable

Middle English, from Anglo-French, probably from Medieval Latin gabulum gibbet, of Celt origin; akin to Old Irish gabul forked stick


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Architecture Terms


Gable

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biographical name Ga·ble \ˈgā-bəl\

Definition of Gable

  1. (William) Clark 1901–1960 American actor


GABLE Defined for English Language Learners

gable

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noun ga·ble \ˈgā-bəl\

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

gable

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noun ga·ble \ˈgā-bəl\

Definition of gable for Students

  1. :  the triangular part of an outside wall of a building formed by the sides of a sloping roof

gabled

\ˈgā-bəld\ adjective <a gabled house>


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