gambrel

Part of speech: noun

The hock of an animal as a horse.

Part of speech: noun

A curved stick used to support a carcass while dressing it.

Part of speech: noun

A gambrel roof.

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Usage examples "gambrel":

  1. The " Old Gambrel- roofed House" exists no longer. - "A Mortal Antipathy", Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr..
  2. Born in a house with a gambrel- roof,- Standing still, if you must have proof. - "Cambridge Sketches", Frank Preston Stearns.
  3. The house itself is very old, with little windows and a gambrel roof, and a well- sweep in the rear. - "Polly and the Princess", Emma C. Dowd.