What does the word gable mean?

Usage examples for gable

  1. They built clever nests in the gable, Where sweetheart's windows be. – Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine by 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 by 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 by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr