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Gable

[gey-buh l] /ˈgeɪ bəl/
noun
1.
(William) Clark, 1901–60, U.S. film actor.
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gable

/ˈɡeɪbəl/
noun
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
Derived Forms
gabled, adjective
gable-like, adjective
Word Origin
C14: Old French gable, probably from Old Norse gafl; related to Old English geafol fork, Old High German gibil gable

Gable

/ˈɡeɪbəl/
noun
1.
(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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Word Origin and History for clark gable
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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