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gable in Buildings topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgablega‧ble /ˈɡeɪbəl/ noun [countable]  DHHTBBthe upper end of a house wall where it joins with a sloping roof and makes a shape like a triangle the gable end of the barn
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gableRidge, hip and gable tiles are commonly displaced by gales, causing accumulation of debris in gutters, valleys and junctions.Timber fascias and barge-boards are standard, while many pitched roof garages feature timber-clad gable ends.In the high front gable a plaque says 1857.Then voices would cry in the falling sigh of wind around its gables.Attractive stone built houses in the centre of the town have decorated timber surfaces under the gables and half-hipped roofs.The gable wall structure consists of a series of fabricated steel mullions at 3.6m centres.Many of the houses were eighteenth century or earlier with steeply sloping red-tiled roofs and half-timbered gables painted white or pale green.