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ga·ble

 (gā′bəl)
n.
1.
a. The generally triangular section of wall at the end of a pitched roof, occupying the space between the two slopes of the roof.
b. The whole end wall of a building or wing having a pitched roof.
2. A triangular, usually ornamental architectural section, as one above an arched door or window.

[Middle English gable, gavel, from Norman French gable (perhaps of Celtic origin) and from Old Norse gafl; see ghebh-el- in Indo-European roots.]

ga′bled adj.

gable

(ˈɡeɪbəl)
n
1. (Architecture) the triangular upper part of a wall between the sloping ends of a pitched roof
2. (Architecture) a triangular ornamental feature in the form of a gable, esp as used over a door or window
3. (Architecture) the triangular wall on both ends of a gambrel roof
[C14: Old French gable, probably from Old Norse gafl; related to Old English geafol fork, Old High German gibil gable]
ˈgabled adj
ˈgable-ˌlike adj

Gable

(ˈɡeɪbəl)
n
(Biography) (William) Clark. 1901–60, US film actor. His films include It Happened One Night (1934), San Francisco (1936), Gone with the Wind (1939), Mogambo (1953), and The Misfits (1960)

ga•ble

(ˈgeɪ bəl)

n.
1. the portion of the front or side of a building, usu. triangular in shape, enclosed by or masking the end of a roof that slopes downward from a central ridge.
2. a decorative architectural feature suggesting a triangular gable.
3. Also called ga′ble wall`. a wall topped by a gable.
[1325–75; Middle English < Old French (of Germanic orig.); c. Old Norse gafl; compare Old English gafol, geafel a fork]
ga′bled, adj.
ga′ble•like`, adj.

Ga•ble

(ˈgeɪ bəl)

n.
(William) Clark, 1901–60, U.S. film actor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gable - the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roofgable - the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
bell gable - an extension of a gable that serves as a bell cote
corbie gable - (architecture) a gable having corbie-steps or corbel steps
pediment - a triangular gable between a horizontal entablature and a sloping roof
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
2.gable - United States film actor (1901-1960)Gable - United States film actor (1901-1960)
Translations
سَقْف هَرَمي
štít
gavl
oromfal
húsgafl
dvišlaitis
frontons
üçgen çatının ön duvarı

gable

[ˈgeɪbl]
A. Naguilón m, gablete m
B. CPD gable end Nhastial m
gable roof Ntejado m de dos aguas

gable

[ˈgeɪbəl] npignon m

gable

nGiebel m

gable

:
gable end
nGiebelwand or -seite f
gable window
nGiebelfenster nt

gable

[ˈgeɪbl] nfrontone m

gable

(ˈgeibl) noun
the triangular part of the side wall of a building between the sloping parts of the roof.
ˈgabled adjective
a gabled roof.
References in classic literature ?
On the triangular portion of the gable, that fronted next the street, was a dial, put up that very morning, and on which the sun was still marking the passage of the first bright hour in a history that was not destined to be all so bright.
The street having been widened about forty years ago, the front gable was now precisely on a line with it.
In the front gable, under the impending brow of the second story, and contiguous to the street, was a shop-door, divided horizontally in the midst, and with a window for its upper segment, such as is often seen in dwellings of a somewhat ancient date.
To be sure, there was one room that was always locked against her, the west gable, looking out on the garden and the hill of pines beyond.
One day she found the door of the west gable unlocked.
Thomas Lynde-- a meek little man whom Avonlea people called "Rachel Lynde's husband"--was sowing his late turnip seed on the hill field beyond the barn; and Matthew Cuthbert ought to have been sowing his on the big red brook field away over by Green Gables.
I'll just step over to Green Gables after tea and find out from Marilla where he's gone and why," the worthy woman finally concluded.
In the valley beneath lay the city they had just left, its more prominent buildings showing as in an isometric drawing--among them the broad cathedral tower, with its Norman windows and immense length of aisle and nave, the spires of St Thomas's, the pinnacled tower of the College, and, more to the right, the tower and gables of the ancient hospice, where to this day the pilgrim may receive his dole of bread and ale.
Thanks be, I'm done with geometry, learning or teaching it," said Anne Shirley, a trifle vindictively, as she thumped a somewhat battered volume of Euclid into a big chest of books, banged the lid in triumph, and sat down upon it, looking at Diana Wright across the Green Gables garret, with gray eyes that were like a morning sky.
Marilla in the kitchen below, compounding blue plum preserve, heard it and smiled; then sighed to think how seldom that dear laugh would echo through Green Gables in the years to come.
She and Diana Barry had been picking apples in the Green Gables orchard, but were now resting from their labors in a sunny corner, where airy fleets of thistledown drifted by on the wings of a wind that was still summer-sweet with the incense of ferns in the Haunted Wood.
The sea was roaring hollowly in the distance, the fields were bare and sere, scarfed with golden rod, the brook valley below Green Gables overflowed with asters of ethereal purple, and the Lake of Shining Waters was blue -- blue -- blue; not the changeful blue of spring, nor the pale azure of summer, but a clear, steadfast, serene blue, as if the water were past all moods and tenses of emotion and had settled down to a tranquility unbroken by fickle dreams.