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gable roof

a roof sloping downward in two parts at an angle from a central ridge, so as to leave a gable at each end.
Also called pitched roof.
Origin of gable roof
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gable-roofed, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Perhaps the Indian obtained the idea of a pitched roof from the whites, but that theory is open to question.

  • The roof was originally flat and afterwards a pitched roof was added.

    History of Halifax City Thomas B. Akins
  • The house was two and a half stories high, with a straight, pitched roof starting from the top of the second story.

    Remodeled Farmhouses Mary H. Northend
  • All dormers have beaded ship-lap siding laid parallel to the pitched roof.

    Green Spring Farm Ross Netherton
  • Attached to it in the rear was a structure with a pitched roof.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • Their slopes are of turf and furze, often as steep as the pitched roof of a house, with crags projecting here and there.

  • The pitched roof was burdened with a thick layer of white snow, and long icicles hung from the window ledges.

    Behind the Green Door Mildred A. Wirt
  • The pitched roof is one of the oldest types and was used long before our country was discovered.

    Remodeled Farmhouses Mary H. Northend

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