gable window



a window in or under a gable.

Origin of gable window

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

Examples from the Web for gable window

Historical Examples of gable window

  • The chamber had a low and sloping ceiling, and a gable-window in the roof, which was defended by strong bars.

    Fern's Hollow

    Hesba Stretton

  • In groping for a chair, August drew aside the curtain of the gable-window, hoping to get some light.

    The End Of The World

    Edward Eggleston

  • From a gable-window in the attic a very fair view could be had of the little house below.

    The Secret Wireless

    Lewis E. Theiss

  • He walked to the old chest under the gable-window, seated himself on it, and set me down beside him.

    The Flight of the Shadow

    George MacDonald

  • I sat on the great chest under the gable-window, and was away from him the whole length of the room.

    The Flight of the Shadow

    George MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for gable window

gable window


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