gable roof


Definition of gable roof

: a double-sloping roof that forms a gable at each end

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The occasional low tower of a Norman church, or peaked gable roof of a seventeenth-century farmhouse, poked out from behind huddled green copses, and wildflowers were growing in the gravel between the train tracks. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, "A D Day Journey in the Spirit of A. J. Liebling," 7 June 2019 Inside the centuries-old, two-story wood carriage house, its tall peaked-gable roof and rustic light fixtures evoked an enviable old-world farm-to-table charm; white dahlias and black tablecloths covered two long tables. Kate Branch, Vogue, "Inside Tom Ford Beauty’s Most Fragrant (and Festive!) Party of the Summer," 13 Aug. 2018 The house, which Anderson estimates was built sometime in the late '80s, has three pitched gable roofs, typical of a Tudor-style home, but black brings out a more contemporary aesthetic while shutters add warmth. Lacy Morris, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: A Country Home Plays With Gothic Decor," 29 May 2017 The homes, designed by prominent Valley architect Ralph Haver, are characterized by a very low-pitch front-facing gable roof and the floor to ceiling windows. azcentral, "Historic buildings in Scottsdale you need to see," 26 Apr. 2016 The broken-gable roof is characteristic of the classic cottage form in Pointe Coupee during the 19th century. Lindsay Bierman, Southern Living, "The New Must-Have Coffee Table Book: New Roads and Old Rivers," 20 Aug. 2012 The school’s main structure is a two-story Mediterranean Revival building that features stucco walls, a gable roof and a parapet entry with columns and an arched doorway. Jeff Weiner,, "Orange district demolishes buildings at Grand Avenue School, renewing preservation concerns," 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of gable roof

1759, in the meaning defined above

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