hanging gable

hanging gable

A small extension of the roof structure at the gable end of a barn or house.
See also: Flemish gable
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hanging gable

hanging gable
A small extension of the roof structure beyond the end wall, at the gable end of a barn or house; usually located at the ridge; encloses a heavy beam that supports the rigging used to hoist materials to upper stories.
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