gable end

gable end
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    • 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


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.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

gable end usage trend in Literature

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