gable

Part of speech: noun

The triangular end of a wall, above the eaves; end wall of a building.

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Usage examples "gable":

  1. They built clever nests in the gable, Where sweetheart's windows be. - "Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine", Heinrich Heine.
  2. In ten minutes more, the two slipping in by well- known paths, stood under the gable of the great hall. - "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.
  3. For the sea was rising like the gable of a house, but the yacht was in no trouble; she had held her own in far worse seas. - "The Measure of a Man", Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr.