a roof sloping downward in two parts at an angle from a central ridge, so as to leave a gable at each end.
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Also called pitched roof.
Origin of gable roof
First recorded in 1840–50
OTHER WORDS FROM gable roofga·ble-roofed, adjective
Words nearby gable roof
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Example sentences from the Web for gable roof
It is two stories high, with a third story of attic chambers in the gable-roof.Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 2|Nathaniel Hawthorne
They nested in their old corner under the eaves of Caspar's gable-roof.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls|Various
Turn the box bottom side up, and on it construct a gable-roof.The Boy Craftsman|A. Neely Hall