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gable roof

a roof sloping downward in two parts at an angle from a central ridge, so as to leave a gable at each end.
Also called pitched roof.
Origin of gable roof
First recorded in 1840-50
Related forms
gable-roofed, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The second and third parts of the building are covered with a gable roof.

    The Fairfax County Courthouse Ross D. Netherton
  • The soil is usually hard and dry, and the water runs off as though from a gable roof.

    Our National Forests Richard H. Douai Boerker
  • To our right was a large farmhouse, of two stories and a gable roof, and the nearest gun to the house was not over 30 feet off.

    S.O.S. Stand to! Reginald Grant
  • A glimpse of gable roof and red chimneys add (adds) far more to the beauty of such a scene than could the grandest palace.

    Practical Exercises in English Huber Gray Buehler
  • The Meyer home was altered soon afterwards, a gable roof and additional windows being added.

    Old Fort Garland James T. Forrest
  • A couple of ornate pillars flanked the door, and a gable roof, topped by a gilt vane, surmounted it.

    At the Villa Rose A. E. W. Mason
  • It is two stories high, with a third story of attic chambers in the gable roof.

  • Rice crept over the wet strip of gable roof, and entered the window after his sister.

    Old Kaskaskia Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • In some cases the single house is constructed upon these proportions, as shown by Fig. 226, with a gable roof.

  • "But now for your room, gentlemen;" and he led the way to a small room under the gable roof.

    The Tory Maid Herbert Baird Stimpson

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