Gable window
Gable Ga"ble, n. [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.] (Arch.) (a) 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: (b) The end wall of a building, as distinguished from the front or rear side. (c) A decorative member having the shape of a triangular gable, such as that above a Gothic arch in a doorway. [1913 Webster]

{Bell gable}. See under {Bell}.

{Gable roof}, a double sloping roof which forms a gable at each end.

{Gable wall}. Same as {Gable} (b) .

{Gable window}, a window in a gable. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gable window — n. 1. a window in a GABLE (sense 2) 2. a window with a GABLE (sense 3) over it …   English World dictionary

  • gable window — noun 1. : a window in a gable 2. : a window with a gable * * * gable windowed, adj. a window in or under a gable. [1300 50; ME] * * * gable window noun 1. A window in a gable end 2. A window with its upper part shaped like a gable …   Useful english dictionary

  • gable window — gable windowed, adj. a window in or under a gable. [1300 50; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • gable window — /geɪbəl ˈwɪndoʊ/ (say gaybuhl windoh) noun 1. a window in or under a gable. 2. a window having its upper part shaped like a gable …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gable — Ga ble, n. [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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gable roof — Gable Ga ble, n. [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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gable wall — Gable Ga ble, n. [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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gable — [gā′bəl] n. [ME < OFr < Gmc, as in ON gafl, gable, akin to Ger giebel < IE base * ghebhel , gable, head > Gr kephalē] 1. a) the triangular wall enclosed by the sloping ends of a ridged roof b) popularly the whole section, including… …   English World dictionary

  • gable — ► NOUN 1) the triangular upper part of a wall at the end of a ridged roof. 2) a gable shaped canopy over a window or door. DERIVATIVES gabled adjective. ORIGIN Old Norse …   English terms dictionary

  • window — window, casement, dormer, oriel can mean an opening in the wall of a building that is usually covered with glass and serves to admit light and air. Window is the ordinary general term for the entire structure, including both its framework and the …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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