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Related to gabled: gable wall, gable ends


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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gabled - (of a roof) constructed with a single slope on each side of the ridge supported at the end by a gable or vertical triangular portion of an end wall; "a gabled roof"
hipped - (of a roof) sloping on all sides; "a hipped roof has sloping ends rather than gables"
مَسْقوف بِسَقْفٍ هَرَمي
gavl-med gavl
meî gafli eîa göflum
sivri tepelikliüçgen çatılı


[ˈgeɪbld] ADJ [houses, roofs] → (con tejado) a dos aguas


[ˈgeɪbəld] adj [house] → à pignon(s); [roof] → sur pignon(s)


adjGiebel-; gabled house/roofGiebelhaus/-dach nt


(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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The gabled brick, tile, and freestone houses had almost dried off for the season their integument of lichen, the streams in the meadows were low, and in the sloping High Street, from the West Gateway to the mediaeval cross, and from the mediaeval cross to the bridge, that leisurely dusting and sweeping was in progress which usually ushers in an old-fashioned market-day.
proposing other gabled Salem structures as more likely inspirations, a
APTLY named Edgewood Gables, on the edge of the Worcestershire village of Alvechurch, this is, indeed, gabled and on the edge of woodland.
Ofis has played up the hybrid character of the 1200sqm house, contrasting the plain walls and gabled bays of the villa with the fully glazed, round-cornered plenum that coils like a python around its base.