l) KEY NOUN:
- The generally triangular section of wall at the end of a pitched roof, occupying the space between the two slopes of the roof.
- The whole end wall of a building or wing having a pitched roof.
- A triangular, usually ornamental architectural section, as one above an arched door or window.
Middle English gable, gavel
, from Norman French gable
( perhaps of Celtic origin
), and from Old Norse gafl
; see ghebh-el-
in Indo-European rootsOTHER FORMS:gabled(Adjective)