[ gey-buh l ]
/ ˈgeɪ bəl /
(William) Clark,1901–60, U.S. film actor.
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British Dictionary definitions for clark gable (1 of 2)
/ (ˈɡeɪbəl) /
the triangular upper part of a wall between the sloping ends of a pitched roof (gable roof)
a triangular ornamental feature in the form of a gable, esp as used over a door or window
the triangular wall on both ends of a gambrel roof
Derived Formsgabled, adjectivegable-like, adjective
Word Origin for gable
C14: Old French gable, probably from Old Norse gafl; related to Old English geafol fork, Old High German gibil gable
British Dictionary definitions for clark gable (2 of 2)
/ (ˈɡeɪbəl) /
(William) Clark. 1901–60, US film actor. His films include It Happened One Night (1934), San Francisco (1936), Gone with the Wind (1939), Mogambo (1953), and The Misfits (1960)
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