/'geɪbl; `ˇebl/ n triangular upper part of the side or end of a building, under a sloping roof 山墙; 三角墙. =>illus at App
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1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin:Old Norse
the 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