straight-line gable

straight-line gable

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

straight-line gable

A term descriptive of a parapeted end gable, the face of which rises above the roof line; the edge of the parapet forms a straight line at a steep pitch with respect to the horizontal; especially found in Dutch Colonial architecture and Jacobethan architecture; occasionally called a straight-edge gable.