gable end


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gable end

n
(Architecture) the end wall of a building on the side which is topped by a gable
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gable end - the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roofgable end - 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"
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The floor was sunk about six feet below the surface of the ground, with a low door at the gable end, extremely narrow, and partly sunk.
The ordinary chalet turns a broad, honest gable end to the road, and its ample roof hovers over the home in a protecting, caressing way, projecting its sheltering eaves far outward.
Before us lay a green sloping land full of forests and woods, with here and there steep hills, crowned with clumps of trees or with farmhouses, the blank gable end to the road.
But when the rising sun began to gild the coping stones at the gable ends of the houses, Cornelius, eager to know whether there was any living creature about him, approached the window, and cast a sad look round the circular yard before him
Tom partly uncovered a dismal caricature of a house with two gable ends to it and a corkscrew of smoke issuing from the chimney.
I have heard that in the north it is still the use to call a house which hath but the two gable ends left, without walls or roof, a Knolles' mitre."
The Maypole--by which term from henceforth is meant the house, and not its sign--the Maypole was an old building, with more gable ends than a lazy man would care to count on a sunny day; huge zig-zag chimneys, out of which it seemed as though even smoke could not choose but come in more than naturally fantastic shapes, imparted to it in its tortuous progress; and vast stables, gloomy, ruinous, and empty.
A Vauxhall Astra had left the A543 in Bylchau near Denbigh and ploughed through a road sign and hedges before hitting their gable end wall.
In the early hours of Janaury 5, 1969, he, Eamonn McCann and others decided to write on the gable end of a terraced house.
The glass bottle filled with petrol with a rag sticking out of it was smashed against the gable end of the home on Donaldswood Park in Glenburn, Paisley.
But, speaking from experience, it's not much fun when you've lived at the gable end of a building and a football is being bounced off your living room wall for three hours or more every night.