gable roof


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

Examples of gable roof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The main drag displays a grab bag of architectural references: Ionic columns under a gable roof; a private residence with a castle turret and barrel-tile roofing. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2024 It is built of brick and stone, with elaborate detailing on the facade, and features Tudor-style architectural elements like decorative half-timbering and pitched gable roofs. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 22 Feb. 2024 Gavin Cater The great room, and kitchen living and bar area are connected in an open floor plan with vaulted gable roofs. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 11 Oct. 2023 One guesthouse features a traditional gable roof, while the other sports a roof that has a more dynamic slope to it. Kimberley Mok, Treehugger, 5 Sep. 2023 The 2,394-square-foot home spans 50-feet wide with a brick-and-stucco facade, a gable roof with dormer windows, and sash windows. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 4 Apr. 2023 Like the house, the coop features black and white paint and a double gable roof. Charmaine Patterson, Peoplemag, 24 Mar. 2023 The Triple Creek Cabin has a classic gable roof, small porch, and large front door. David Gladish, Outside Online, 31 Jan. 2023 Erin was immediately sold on the gable roof, half-timbered facade, and arched opening between the living and dining rooms. Kelly Ryan Kegans, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gable roof was in 1759

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“Gable roof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

gable roof

: a roof having two sides sloping from a ridge and forming a gable at each end
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