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NOUN:
    1. The generally triangular section of wall at the end of a pitched roof, occupying the space between the two slopes of the roof.
    2. The whole end wall of a building or wing having a pitched roof.
  1. A triangular, usually ornamental architectural section, as one above an arched door or window.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English gable, gavel, from Norman French gable ( perhaps of Celtic origin), and from Old Norse gafl; see ghebh-el- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
gabled(Adjective)


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