Meaning of “gable” in the English Dictionary


"gable" in English

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gablenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡeɪ.bəl/ us /ˈɡeɪ.bəl/

Examples from literature

  • Above are the attics, which stretch the whole length of an enormously high pointed roof, with two gables and two large dormer windows on each side of it. 
  • But for small gables on the buttresses, it is quite plain up to the level of the roof ridge. 
  • Marks can also be seen, in the masonry, which indicate that the building once had three gables. 
  • The house was an old one, the gables fronting the street. 
  • Then we passed a village, the thatched cottages with their white gables rising prettily from the blossoming orchards. 

(Definition of “gable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gable" in American English

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gablenoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡeɪ·bəl/

the triangular top end of the wall of a building where it meets the sloping parts of a roof

(Definition of “gable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)