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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gable  \Ga"ble\,  n.  [OE.  gable,  gabil,  F.  gable,  fr  LL  gabalum 
  front  of  a  building,  prob.  of  German  or  Scand.  origin;  cf 
  OHG.  gibil,  G.  giebel  gable,  Icel.  gafl,  Goth.  gibla 
  pinnacle;  perh.  akin  to  Gr  ?  head,  and  E.  cephalic,  or  to  G. 
  gabel  fork,  AS  geafl,  E.  gaffle,  L.  gabalus  a  kind  of 
  gallows.]  (Arch.) 
  a  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  Hence: 
  b  The  end  wall  of  a  building,  as  distinguished  from  the 
  front  or  rear  side 
  c  A  decorative  member  having  the  shape  of  a  triangular 
  gable,  such  as  that  above  a  Gothic  arch  in  a  doorway. 
 
  {Bell  gable}.  See  under  {Bell}. 
 
  {Gable  roof},  a  double  sloping  roof  which  forms  a  gable  at 
  each  end 
 
  {Gable  wall}.  Same  as  {Gable} 
  b  . 
 
  {Gable  window},  a  window  in  a  gable. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gable  \Ga"ble\,  n. 
  A  cable.  [Archaic]  --Chapman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gable 
  n  :  the  vertical  triangular  wall  between  the  sloping  ends  of 
  gable  roof  [syn:  {gable  end},  {gable  wall}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Gable,  SC 
  Zip  code(s):  29051 




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