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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The part of a wall that encloses the end of a pitched roof;

Usage examples (35)
  • At Clackmannan the dial on the lower end of a gable is circular on a square basis, and surmounted by a cherub's head.
  • Two all-weather-wicker chaises face each other under the main gable.
  • At the apex of the gable is a niche containing a small statue of St. Peter.
  • The two boys slept in a garret, in what was called the gable end of the house. for more
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