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gable

noun [C]  /ˈɡeɪ·bəl/ us  
the triangular top end of the wall of a building where it meets the sloping parts of a roof
Translations of “gable”
in Spanish aguilón…
in French pignon…
in German der Giebel…
in Chinese (Traditional) 山牆,三角牆…
in Russian фронтон…
in Turkish çatı ile duvarın üst kısmının birleştiği yer…
in Chinese (Simplified) 山墙,三角墙…
in Polish szczyt (ściany)…
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