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gable window

a window in or under a gable.
Origin of gable window
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50
Related forms
gable-windowed, adjective Unabridged
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  • But Borghild sat alone in her gable window and looked longingly toward the ocean.

    Tales From Two Hemispheres Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  • Peggy stood at the gable window and looked out at the seething night.

    Old Kaskaskia Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • She leaned out of a gable window, courting the moist chill of the starless night.

    The King Of Beaver, and Beaver Lights Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • As near as possible to the gable window stood a monster structure the nature of which the beholders did not instantly recognize.

    Under the Country Sky Grace S. Richmond
  • Abby Williams looked out from the gable window of her little chamber, and saw the action.

    Silent Struggles Ann S. Stephens
  • They helped Milton out of bed next Thursday, and he sat in silence at a gable window that commanded the bare fields.

  • He also knew how to lift, with his knife, the iron hook which fastened—but did not secure—the gable window on the inside.

    The Kindred of the Wild Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Now look up there, in the gable window—a single candle burns, a poor, wretched light.

    Lucky Pehr August Strindberg
  • I must see if either of the two old faces still occupied that gable window.

    The Mayor's Wife Anna Katherine Green
  • Up at the gable window Ellen stood and waved, holding Boy Comfort by the hand.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
British Dictionary definitions for gable window

gable window

a window positioned in a gable or having a small gable over it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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