Definition of "gables" []

  • The triangular upper part of a wall between the sloping ends of a pitched roof (noun)
  • A triangular ornamental feature in the form of a gable, esp as used over a door or window (noun)
  • The triangular wall on both ends of a gambrel roof (noun)
  • Plural form of gable. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "gables" in a sentence
  • "High chimneys climb both ends of the structure and three windows are set in gables on the second floor."
  • "It faces to the south, so that the little court between the gables is a veritable sun-trap, wherein grow magnolia and jessamine; while roses, Dutch honeysuckle, clematis and wistaria cover the whole front of the house and almost hide the mullioned windows."
  • "And on the gables is a representation of the fight between the Lapithæ and the Centaurs at the marriage of Pirithous."