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Definition: gable from The Macquarie Dictionary
1.

the triangular wall enclosed by the two slopes of a roof and a horizontal line across the eaves.

(plural gables)

gabled adjective

2.

noun

/'geIbəl/ /'gaybuhl/

any architectural feature shaped like a gable.

(plural gables)

3.

verb (t)

/'geIbəl/ /'gaybuhl/

gabled gabling

to build with a gable or gables; form as a gable.

gables gabling gabled

Etymology:

Middle English, probably from Old Norse gafl fork


Summary Article: gable
from The Chambers Dictionary

(also (Scot) gā'vel) the triangular part of an exterior wall of a building between the top of the side-walls and the slopes on the roof; a gable-shaped structure over a window or door. [The northern form gavel is prob ON gafl; Swed gafvel, Dan gavl; the southern form gable is prob through OFr gable, from ON gafl ]

■ gā'bled
adj.

■ gā'blet
n

(dimin) a small gable over a niche, buttress, tabernacle, etc.

❑ gable end
n

the end wall of a building on the side where there is a gable.

❑ gable window
n

a window in a gable end; a window with its upper part shaped like a gable.

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