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gable roof

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noun
  1. a roof sloping downward in two parts at an angle from a central ridge, so as to leave a gable at each end.
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Origin of gable roof

First recorded in 1840–50
Also called pitched roof.
Related formsga·ble-roofed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for gable roof

Historical Examples

  • They nested in their old corner under the eaves of Caspar's gable-roof.

    Fifty-Two Stories For Girls

    Various

  • Turn the box bottom side up, and on it construct a gable-roof.

    The Boy Craftsman

    A. Neely Hall

  • It is two stories high, with a third story of attic chambers in the gable-roof.