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Definition of gable:

  1. A cable.
  2. A decorative member having the shape of a triangular gable, such as that above a Gothic arch in a doorway.
  3. The end wall of a building, as distinguished from the front or rear side.
  4. The vertical triangular portion of the end of a building, from the level of the cornice or eaves to the ridge of the roof. Also, a similar end when not triangular in shape, as of a gambrel roof and the like.

Synonyms:

William Clark Gable, housetop, Clark Gable, step gable, end wall, gable wall, gable end, roof, corbel gable, ridge.

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