Clark Gable

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gable (ˈɡeɪbəl)
 
n
1.  the triangular upper part of a wall between the sloping ends of a pitched roof (gable roof)
2.  a triangular ornamental feature in the form of a gable, esp as used over a door or window
3.  the triangular wall on both ends of a gambrel roof
 
[C14: Old French gable, probably from Old Norse gafl; related to Old English geafol fork, Old High German gibil gable]
 
'gabled
 
adj
 
'gable-like
 
adj

Gable (ˈɡeɪbəl)
 
n
(William) Clark. 1901--60, US film actor. His films include It Happened One Night (1934), San Francisco (1936), Gone with the Wind (1939), Mogambo (1953), and The Misfits (1960)

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gable
mid-14c., from O.Fr. gable, from O.N. gafl (in north of England, directly from O.N.), probably from a P.Gmc. root meaning "fork" (cf. O.E. gafol, geafel "fork," M.H.G. gabel "pitchfork"), from PIE *ghebhel (cf. O.Ir. gabul "forked twig"). So called from the Y-shaped timber supports of the roof at gable
ends. Related: Gabled; gables.
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