gable roof


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gable roof

[′gā·bəl ‚rüf]
(architecture)
A sloping peaked roof that forms a gable at each end.
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gable roof

A roof having a gable at one or both ends; a roof sloping downward in two opposite directions from a central ridge, so as to form a gable at each end.
See also: Roof
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gable roof

gable roof
A roof having a single slope on each side of a central ridge; usually with a gable at one or at both ends of the roof.
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