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gable end

an end wall bearing a gable.
Origin of gable end
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50
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gable-ended, adjective Unabridged
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  • One of the ground-floor windows at the gable end of the house was open.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • Nothing was left of it except the body of the magazine with one gable end.

    Wilford Woodruff Matthias F. Cowley
  • In the gable end towards the street were two doors, one for each sex.

    Toronto of Old Henry Scadding
  • The yellowbacks glowed like a sunset on the gable end of John D.'s barn.

  • He did not heed the admonition, and on April 25th a mob assembled, and hung Jackson to the gable end of Wallace's cabin.

  • The heavens were obscured by clouds, excepting a small place about the shape of the gable end of a house.

  • Two German soldiers were throwing down hay from the gable end of the Mandrin livery-stable which overlooked the wall.

    Home Fires in France Dorothy Canfield
  • The gable end windows are set in plaster arches, flanked in each case by a 4-foot-high candle shelf.

    Green Spring Farm Ross Netherton
  • I found my uncle at the gable end, watching the signs of the weather, with a pipe in his fingers.

    The Merry Men Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The grey house presented a gable end to the street, and stretched a wing comfortably on either side.

    The Little Red Chimney Mary Finley Leonard
British Dictionary definitions for gable end

gable end

the end wall of a building on the side which is topped by a gable
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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