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gable end

an end wall bearing a gable.
Origin of gable end
1300-50; Middle English
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gable-ended, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for gable end
  • One example of hurricane and tornado protection is adding bracing to gable end roof framing.
  • Flush chimneys rise from either gable end and from the end of the rear wing.
  • The gable end features a boxed cornice with returns and a blind oculus.
  • The offset entry has a similar roof with a three-sided arched gable end and is supported by two slender square posts.
  • As currently written, gable end bracing retrofits are not required.
  • The west gable end of the building features two exterior chimneys, with a triple pent.
  • The low-pitched roof featured a vertical louvered vent filling the gable end.
  • He also added a one-story wood-framed and weatherboarded wing to the east gable end of the original house.
  • In addition, the radiant barrier shall be installed to cover all gable end walls and other vertical surfaces in the attic.
  • Attached to its north gable end is a one-story, two-bay wing also of brick construction.
British Dictionary definitions for gable end

gable end

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