gable window

  1. a window in or under a gable.

Origin of gable window

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50

Other words from gable window

  • gable-windowed, adjective

Words Nearby gable window Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use gable window in a sentence

  • Abby Williams looked out from the gable window of her little chamber, and saw the action.

    Silent Struggles | Ann S. Stephens
  • But Borghild sat alone in her gable window and looked longingly toward the ocean.

    Tales From Two Hemispheres | Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  • Now look up there, in the gable window—a single candle burns, a poor, wretched light.

    Lucky Pehr | August Strindberg
  • She leaned out of a gable window, courting the moist chill of the starless night.

    The King Of Beaver, and Beaver Lights | Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • He also knew how to lift, with his knife, the iron hook which fastened—but did not secure—the gable window on the inside.

    The Kindred of the Wild | Charles G. D. Roberts

British Dictionary definitions for gable window

gable window

  1. a window positioned in a gable or having a small gable over it

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