Definition of Gable

1. Noun. The vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof.

Exact synonyms: Gable End, Gable Wall
Specialized synonyms: Bell Gable, Corbie Gable, Pediment
Generic synonyms: Wall



2. Noun. United States film actor (1901-1960).

Definition of Gable

1. n. A cable.

2. n. The vertical triangular portion of the end of a building, from the level of the cornice or eaves to the ridge of the roof. Also, a similar end when not triangular in shape, as of a gambrel roof and the like.

Definition of Gable

1. Noun. (architecture) The triangular area of external wall adjacent to two meeting sloped roofs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gable

1. to form a triangular section of a wall [v GABLED, GABLING, GABLES]

Medical Definition of Gable

1. The vertical triangular portion of the end of a building, from the level of the cornice or eaves to the ridge of the roof. Also, a similar end when not triangular in shape, as of a gambrel roof and the like. Hence: The end wall of a building, as distinguished from the front or rear side. A decorative member having the shape of a triangular gable, such as that above a Gothic arch in a doorway. Bell gable. See Bell. Gable roof, a double sloping roof which forms a gable at each end. Gable wall. Same as Gable . Gable window, a window in a gable. Origin: OE. Gable, gabil, F. Gable, fr. LL. Gabalum front of a building, prob. Of German or Scand. Origin; cf. OHG. Gibil, G. Giebel gable, Icel. Gafl, Goth. Gibla pinnacle; perh. Akin to Gr. Head, and E. Cephalic, or to G. Gabel fork, AS. Geafl, E. Gaffle, L. Gabalus a kind of gallows. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gable

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gable (current term)
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Literary usage of Gable

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1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"Stepped gable. One whose sides have more or less the form of a continuous ... gable END. In a building having a double pitch roof, one of the end walls ..."

2. The Scots Digest of the Cases Decided in the Supreme Courts of Scotland and by John Condie Steewart Sandeman (1905)
"(Opinion, per Lord Justice-Clerk Moncreiff and Ld. Kuther- f urd Clark upon right of property in a mutual gable.) Robertson v. Scott, 1886,13 R 1127; ..."

3. Greek Refinements: Studies in Temperamental Architecture by William Henry Goodyear (1912)
"It is already apparent that the Penrose gable theory, which appears to be the original form of ... Even the gable theory has, however, never been accepted, ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"A point or pointed instrument, as a pointed bar of steel, a spear, or an arrowhead. gable-end (gà ' blend'), a. The end- wall of a building on a side where ..."

5. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Der. gable-end ; and see gaff. — OF gabion, 'a gabion;' Cot. ... See further under gable. ß. The root appears in Gael, and Irish gabh, to take, receive, ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"... as will appear from the following tracing from the elevation of such roof as shown from the front of the south gable (on which the location of the ..."

7. Pausanias's Description of Greece by Pausanias (1898)
"If he is right, the head would seem to be that of Atalanta, as she appears to have been the only woman represented on either gable. ..."

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