Definition of gable noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡeɪbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡeɪbl//
Parts of a house, Architectural features
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the upper part of the end wall of a building, between the two sloping sides of the roof, that is shaped like a triangle See related entries: Parts of a house, Architectural features Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from Old Norse gafl, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gaffel and German Gabel ‘fork’ (the point of the gable originally being the fork of two crossed timbers supporting the end of the roof-tree).
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