gable roof

noun

Definition of 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 American architecture is all of this, held together under one giant gable roof—even if architecture magazines don’t necessarily reflect that fact. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Virginia McAlester Is the Most Popular Architecture Writer in America," 6 June 2019 Its sea captain builder designed the four-pointed gable roof to be hurricane resistant. Nancy Moreland, chicagotribune.com, "Old Florida is alive and well in sunny Stuart, where the past won’t be forgotten," 29 Oct. 2019 Traditional Japanese rectilinear designs had gable roofs and rooms matching the dimensions of tatami mats. Davina Jackson, Quartzy, "A Balinese school is leading a global renaissance of bamboo architecture," 18 Sep. 2019 Typical Eichler features include flat or low-sloped gable roofs with deep overhangs over exposed beams, open floor plans with atriums or courtyards, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Willow Glen Eichler owners celebrate their place in national history," 11 Aug. 2019 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

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1759, in the meaning defined above

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“Gable roof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gable%20roof. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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