gable end



an end wall bearing a gable.

Origin of gable end

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
Related formsga·ble-end·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gable end

Historical Examples of gable end

  • With the gable-end to the street and two doors in it, one above and one below?

    Mildred Keith

    Martha Finley

  • Gunston Hall, on the other hand, reverted to the gable-end form.

  • A cat last summer found a starlings nest in the gable-end of an old barn.


    W. Gordon Stables

  • "They are under the kettles, at the gable-end of the hall," answered the woman.

  • The entrance was in the side wall of the chamber by the gable-end, and there was a dais there.


    R. W. Chambers

British Dictionary definitions for gable end

gable end


the end wall of a building on the side which is topped by a gable
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