Definition for GA'BLE

GA'BLE, n. [W. gavael, a hold or grasp, the gable of a house; gavaelu, to grasp, hold, arrest, Ir. gabham. Qu. G. gabel, Ir. gabhlan, a fork.]

The triangular end of a house or other building, from the cornice or eaves to the top. In America, it is usually called the gable-end.

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