(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 ]
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