gable roof

ga·ble roof
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [gey-buh l roof, roo f]
    • /ˈgeɪ bəl ruf, rʊf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [gey-buh l roof, roo f]
    • /ˈgeɪ bəl ruf, rʊf/

Definitions of gable roof words

  • noun gable roof a roof sloping downward in two parts at an angle from a central ridge, so as to leave a gable at each end. 1
  • noun gable roof a sloping roof with gables at each end 0
  • noun gable roof a ridged roof forming a gable at each end 0
  • noun gable roof (roofing) a single-ridge roof that terminates at gable ends. 0

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Origin of gable roof

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50

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Parts of speech for Gable roof


gable roof popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% 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.

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Synonyms for gable roof

noun gable roof

  • gambrel roof — a gable roof, each side of which has a shallower slope above a steeper one. Compare mansard (def 1).
  • hipped roof — a roof having sloping ends and sides

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