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gable end

gable end
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈgeɪ bəl ˈend/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈgeɪ bəl ˈend/

Definitions of gable end words

  • noun gable end an end wall bearing a gable. 1
  • noun gable end architecture 1
  • noun gable end the end wall of a building on the side which is topped by a gable 0
  • noun gable end (architecture) The side of a building which is topped by a gable. 0

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Origin of gable end

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50

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Parts of speech for Gable end

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

gable end popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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