broken gable

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.
See also: Gable

broken gable

A vertical surface at the end of a building having a broken-pitch roof; extends from the level of the cornice to the ridge of the roof. It is not triangularly shaped, as in the case of a roof having a single pitch on each side of the ridge.
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For example, failure to take into account the three-dimensional behavior effects on the soil shear strength parameters in the broken gable roofs, these parameters are obtained higher than the actual values.