Flemish gable

Flemish gable

A masonry gable extended above the roof with setback stages that may be stepped or curved profiles in any of a wide variety of combinations.


A term describing a building having a gable on its main facade.

hanging gable

A small extension of the roof structure at the gable end of a barn or house.

hipped gable

The end of a roof formed into a shape intermediate between a gable and a hip; the gable rises about halfway to the ridge, resulting in a truncated shape, the roof being inclined backward from this level.

mouse-tooth gable

Dutch term referring to the infilling in the steps of a crowstep gable. Brick is laid at an angle that is perpendicular to the slope of the gable within the steps, and the gable is finished off with a smooth stone coping.

multicurved gable

A gable having an outline containing two or more curves on each side of a central ridge, as in a Flemish gable.

paired gables

A facade having two gables

parapeted gable

A gable end-wall that projects above a roof; typical shapes include boltel, fractable, and square.

side gable

A gable whose face is on one side of a house, perpendicular to the main facade.

stepped gable

A gable with a stepped profile; usually constructed of brick; also called a corbiestep gable or a crowfoot gable.

straight-line gable

A gable that rises above the roof line with a straight incline following the roof below it.

wall gable

A portion of a wall that projects above the roof line in the form of a gable.
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Flemish gable

Flemish gable
A gable having a pediment whose outline contains two or more curves on each side of its apex.
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