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gable end

noun
1.
an end wall bearing a gable.
Origin of gable end
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English
Related forms
gable-ended, adjective
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  • The window of the travellers' chamber looked out from the gable end of the dwelling, and she was now immediately before it.

    Horse-Shoe Robinson John Pendleton Kennedy
  • He did not heed the admonition, and on April 25th a mob assembled, and hung Jackson to the gable end of Wallace's cabin.

  • In the gable end towards the street were two doors, one for each sex.

    Toronto of Old Henry Scadding
  • I found my uncle at the gable end, watching the signs of the weather, with a pipe in his fingers.

    The Merry Men Robert Louis Stevenson
  • In the gable end of this house, which faced upon the deck, there was a window and a door.

    The House of Martha Frank R. Stockton
  • Two German soldiers were throwing down hay from the gable end of the Mandrin livery-stable which overlooked the wall.

    Home Fires in France Dorothy Canfield
  • Finial, a finishing ornament applied usually to a gable end (fig. 7).

  • The grey house presented a gable end to the street, and stretched a wing comfortably on either side.

    The Little Red Chimney Mary Finley Leonard
  • Nothing could be more ineffective and out of place than to crown this portion of the Gothic building with a Greek gable end.

    Cathedrals of Spain John A. (John Allyne) Gade
  • Each Haida house ordinarily had a single carved totem pole in the middle of the gable end which faced toward the beach.

    The Red Man's Continent Ellsworth Huntington
British Dictionary definitions for gable end

gable end

noun
1.
the end wall of a building on the side which is topped by a gable
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