Origin of gable end
Related formsga·ble-end·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for gable end
It turned out that some of the neighbours disapproved of the gable-end just added to the servants' quarters of our new house.Intimate China|Mrs. Archibald Little
His father lived in the upper story of a house with its gable-end to the street.
By the side of the edge of the gable-end of the house the plaster was broken away, forming a hole, which led under the roof.The Romance of Natural History, Second Series|Philip Henry Gosse
He made his way through woods and thickets, and mighty glad he was when he saw the tank at the gable-end of the house.The King of Ireland's Son|Padraic Colum
Gunston Hall, on the other hand, reverted to the gable-end form.The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia|C. Malcolm Watkins