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gable

1. the triangular upper part of a wall between the sloping ends of a pitched roof (gable roof)
2. a triangular ornamental feature in the form of a gable, esp as used over a door or window
3. the triangular wall on both ends of a gambrel roof

Gable

(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)

Gable

The entire triangular end of a wall, above the level of the eaves, the top of which conforms to the slope of the roof which abuts against it, sometimes stepped and sometimes curved in a scroll shape.

bell gable

A gable-end parapet with an opening that supports a bell; it is found in Spanish Colonial architecture.

broken gable

A vertical surface at the end of a building having a broken-pitch roof; extending from the level of the cornice to the ridge of the roof.

crowstep gable

A masonry gable extended above the roof with a series of setbacks; often found in European medieval architecture, especially Dutch architecture.

Gable

 

(Russian, shchipets), in architecture, the upper portion of (usually) an end wall of a building, bounded by the two slopes of the roof and not separated on the bottom by a cornice (unlike a pediment). The term is sometimes applied to structures with a steep, two-sided roof that forms a gable with an acute angle; such structures sometimes surmount the main facade of a building. The Russian term vimperg is also sometimes used to mean a gable.

gable

[′gā·bəl]
(architecture)
The upper, triangular portion of the terminal wall of a building under the ridge of a sloped roof.

gable

1. A vertical surface commonly situated at the end of a building, usually adjoining a pitched roof; its shape depends on the type of roof and parapet, although most often it is triangular; often extends from the level of the cornice up to the ridge of the roof. If the gable is on the façade rather than the back end, the building is said to be front-gabled.
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The High Court in Glasgow had heard Gable, who served 10 years for raping a widow in the Borders in 1989, was arrested for the attacks as he got off a ferry from Northern Ireland last year.
Gable joined the army during World War II for the same reason every other American volunteer gave: he wanted to serve his country in time of war.
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Light wells, alcoves, a fireplace and stairs all occupy residual space between the bedrooms and the boundary wall, and the chamfered gable end of the master bedroom resonates within the living room with a dropped ceiling providing a quirky twist--a slightly more reasonable gesture perhaps than the less convincing radiused sweep above the dining area.
Tying the arrival of the new social history to the depositing of horse manure in the streets of Colonial Williamsburg, Richard Handler and Eric Gable introduce the first of many intriguing ideas in this study of America's venerable history museum.
But Gable persevered, eventually with some success, and he also made a number of movies for Russell, who by that time had moved on from TV to become a controversial film director.
By staging the work in a war-ravaged urban ghetto, Gable paints a clear picture of Giselle (Jayne Regan) and her friends as the downtrodden victims of a vicious military regime.
Subbing for an injured Chauncey Washington, Gable rushed for a career-high 91 yards and caught a key 35-yard screen pass as USC clinched a Pac-10 title and at least a Rose Bowl berth Saturday with a 23-9 victory over California at the Coliseum.
Gable fell out of the tailback rotation with five carries or less against Arizona and Washington State before getting no carries last week after being bothered with a strained groin.
Gable of Sylmar strained his groin, although Gable practiced Thursday and said he felt fine.