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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gambrel  \Gam"brel\,  n.  [OF.  gambe,  jambe  leg,  F.  jambe.  Cf 
  {Cambrel},  {Chambrel},  and  see  {Gambol}.  n.] 
  1.  The  hind  leg  of  a  horse. 
 
  2.  A  stick  crooked  like  a  horse's  hind  leg;  --  used  by 
  butchers  in  suspending  slaughtered  animals. 
 
  {Gambrel  roof}  (Arch.),  a  curb  roof  having  the  same  section 
  in  all  parts  with  a  lower  steeper  slope  and  an  upper  and 
  flatter  one  so  that  each  gable  is  pentagonal  in  form 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gambrel  \Gam"brel\  v.  t. 
  To  truss  or  hang  up  by  means  of  a  gambrel.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gambrel 
  adj  :  (of  a  roof)  having  two  slopes  each  side  of  the  ridge;  "a  big 
  barn  with  a  gambrel  roof" 
  n  :  a  gable  roof  with  two  slopes  on  each  side  [syn:  {gambrel 
  roof}] 




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