- a window in or under a gable.
Origin of gable window
Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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Examples from the Web for gable window
The chamber had a low and sloping ceiling, and a gable-window in the roof, which was defended by strong bars.Fern's Hollow
In groping for a chair, August drew aside the curtain of the gable-window, hoping to get some light.The End Of The World
From a gable-window in the attic a very fair view could be had of the little house below.The Secret Wireless
Lewis E. Theiss
He walked to the old chest under the gable-window, seated himself on it, and set me down beside him.
I sat on the great chest under the gable-window, and was away from him the whole length of the room.
- a window positioned in a gable or having a small gable over it
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