What does the word gambrel mean?

Usage examples for gambrel

  1. The " Old Gambrel- roofed House" exists no longer. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  2. Born in a house with a gambrel- roof,- Standing still, if you must have proof. – Cambridge Sketches by 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 by Emma C. Dowd