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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.
References in classic literature ?
Nor would it have been singular had they ceased to remember that the House of the Seven Gables was resting its heavy framework on a foundation that was rightfully their own.
It had been planted by a great-grandson of the first Pyncheon, and, though now fourscore years of age, or perhaps nearer a hundred, was still in its strong and broad maturity, throwing its shadow from side to side of the street, overtopping the seven gables, and sweeping the whole black roof with its pendant foliage.
Through her not-for-profit Believe Project, Gable is giving away a $100 bill every day of the year to someone who will use that money to help others in need.
WITH its stunning sea views and expansive gardens, Red Gables is the ultimate coastal retreat.
But thanks to the GPS collars and hundreds of hours of bushwhacking, Gable is making some startling discoveries about the summer diet of these wolves.
original 1688 house (the south-facing eastern facade gable and the two
Historian Richard Pursehouse believes Gable, who joined the US Air Force in a swirl of propaganda and publicity, may have posed for the press pack in the Midlands.
Food allergies company Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) revealed on Thursday the election of Lisa Gable as its chief executive officer.
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It is understood the Housing Executive, which owns the house with the painted gable, has been involved in meetings with the PSNI and local political representatives after the trees were cut down late on Wednesday.