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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.
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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)
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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.
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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)
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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
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gable

[ˈgeɪbəl] npignon m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

gable

nGiebel m

gable

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

[ˈgeɪbl] nfrontone m
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
Tom partly uncovered a dismal caricature of a house with two gable ends to it and a corkscrew of smoke issuing from the chimney.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A section of Richmond Hill to St John's Road remained sealed off while technical crews shored up the roof and gable ends.
for the giant murals around Glasgow's gable ends in the city, created by spray paint group Recoat and celebrating the Commonwealth Games.
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The attic had windows at the gable ends but the attic was unfinished.