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gable window

a window in or under a gable.
Origin of gable window
1300-50; Middle English
Related forms
gable-windowed, adjective Unabridged
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A little grove of black poplars under the gable-window, kept swaying their expostulations, and moaning their entreaties.

    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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