gable roof


noun

a roof sloping downward in two parts at an angle from a central ridge, so as to leave a gable at each end.

Nearby words

  1. gabfest,
  2. gabion,
  3. gabionade,
  4. gable,
  5. gable end,
  6. gable window,
  7. gable, clark,
  8. gabled,
  9. gablet,
  10. gabo

Origin of gable roof

First recorded in 1840–50

Also called pitched roof.

Related formsga·ble-roofed, adjective

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