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Meaning of "gable end" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GABLE END

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GABLE END

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Gable end is a noun.
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WHAT DOES GABLE END MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gable end

Gable

A gable is the generally triangular portion of a wall between the edges of a dual-pitched roof. The shape of the gable and how it is detailed depends on the structural system used and aesthetic concerns. Thus the type of roof enclosing the volume dictates the shape of the gable. A gable wall or gable end more commonly refers to the entire wall, including the gable and the wall below it. A crow-stepped gable in the Netherlands A variation of the gable is a crow-stepped gable, which has a stairstep design to accomplish the sloping portion. Crow-stepped gables were used in Scotland and England as early as the seventeenth century. Examples of the crow-stepped gable can be seen at Muchalls Castle and Monboddo House, both 17th century Scottish buildings. Other early examples are found in parts of Denmark and Sweden. Gable ends of more recent buildings are often treated in the same way as the Classic pediment form. But unlike Classical structures, which operate through trabeation, the gable ends of many buildings are actually bearing-wall structures. Thus, the detailing can be ambiguous or misleading. See: John Ruskin and The Seven Lamps of Architecture.

Definition of gable end in the English dictionary

The definition of gable end in the dictionary is the end wall of a building on the side which is topped by a gable.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GABLE END

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gaberlunzie-man
Gaberones
gabfest
gabies
gabion
gabionade
gabionage
gabionnade
gable
gable roof
gable window
gable-like
gabled
gablet
gabnash
Gabo
Gabon
Gabonese
gaboon

WORDS THAT END LIKE GABLE END

at a loose end
at an end
at the sharp end
back end
cigarette end
come to an end
dead end
go off the deep end
in the end
little end
loose end
no end
on end
pine end
the end
tight end
to the bitter end
top end
world without end
year end

Synonyms and antonyms of gable end in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «gable end» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GABLE END

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Translator English - Chinese

山墙结束
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hastial
570 millions of speakers

English

gable end
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मकान का कोना अंत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نهاية الجملون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фронтона
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

empena
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গেট শেষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pignon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Akhir gable
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Giebelseite
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

切妻壁
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

박공
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gable end
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kết thúc hồi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கேபல் முடிவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विनम्र अंत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

üçgen çatı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fastigio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gable End
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фронтону
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

frontonului
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αέτωμα τέλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Geveltop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gaveln
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gavlen
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GABLE END»

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Carpentry and Building Construction: A Do-It-Yourself Guide
Another framing technique is to omit the end rafter and build in its place the gable -end with the top plate in line with the bottom of the rafter. The lookouts rest on this plate and are nailed to it as shown in 13-42. Sometimes there is no overhang  ...
William Spence, 1999
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Building a Shed: Expert Advice from Start to Finish
Gable-End Trusses The two gable-end trusses are very similar to the standard roof trusses (see p. 144). As with the other roof trusses, each one is assembled with two 87-in.-long rafters and a l0-ft.-long bottom chord. However, the gable- end ...
Joseph Truini, 2002
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Residential Framing: A Homebuilder's Construction Guide
It is also difficult to use on high-pitched roofs. Building the Gable End Projection There are several ways the roof projection over the gable end (also referred to as the overhanging rake) is framed. When the overhang is in the range of 12 inches  ...
William Perkins Spence, 1993
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Finish Carpentry: A Complete Interior & Exterior Guide
The rake is the finished edge of the roof on the gable end. It may be a boxed rake , open rake, or close rake. The boxed and open rake project beyond the gable I" FASCIA WALL SHEATHING 13-18 A section through a rake with a small ...
William Perkins Spence, 1995
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Audel Complete Building Construction
BOX CORNICE SLOPE AND FLASH When the gable end and the cornice have some projection as shown in Figure 14-6, a box return may be used. Trim on the rake projection is finished at the cornice return. A wide cornice with a small gable  ...
Mark Richard Miller, Rex Miller, Eugene Leger, 2005
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Wood Frame House Construction
Rake or Gable-end Finish The rake section is the extension of a gable roof beyond the end wall of the house. This detail might be classed as being (a) a close rake with little projection or (b) a boxed or open extension of the gable roof, varying ...
L. O. Anderson, 2002
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Roof Framing
The gable end overhang is usually the same as the overhang along the length of the building. But in the gable end only, the ridge board extends the width of the overhang. The fascia board must turn the corner when it reaches the end of the ...
Marshal Gross, 1984
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Site Carpentry and Joinery
To tinish the verge of a gable end roof the ridge and wall plate are extended past the gable end wall, and an additional rafter is pitched to give the required gable overhang. Noggins are fixed between the last two rafters to form a gable ladder.
Peter Brett, 2002
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Housebuilding: A Do-It-Yourself Guide
A typical gable-end cornice is shown in 12-12. Because there are a lot of joints here, premium construction calls for flashing strips that are placed before the finish roof is added. A step between the close cornice and an extended one that ...
R. J. DeCristoforo, 2003
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Practical House Building
The corbel needs to be a whole brick thick; and it needs to bond with the gable end. (See Fig. 21.) All this needs careful thought, and some planning out on squared paper is useful. Look at corbels on other houses to see how they work.
Robert Mathews, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GABLE END»

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HOME FIX: To refinish a garage floor or not
At cor-a-vent.com they state: “The ridge vent should not be used with other roof mounted or gable end vents. They can disrupt the air flow ... «Evansville Courier & Press, Jul 15»
2
Omens point to Tipperary in intriguing encounter
... entail him sacrificing his own game, which is sacrificial in nature anyway; we're not exactly asking Vermeer to whitewash a gable end here. «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
3
Rigoletto, Longborough Festival
The gable end of Martin Graham's converted barn opera-house at Longborough is surmounted by statues of three composers: pride of place, ... «The Arts Desk, Jul 15»
4
Jimmy Mac The Prince Chapter 2 - Boy With A Tennis Ball
Skills were honed in the backstreets, the fields, and the school playground; and if you were lucky, against the gable end of your house, like ... «TheFootballNetwork.net, Jul 15»
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Ranch house with stables for €975000
You can see Naas Racecourse from the livingroom balcony, and there are two jumps that run by the gable end of the house. “We'd go out into ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Latest Restored Newport House May be Last of its Kind
There is a window in each gable end and a dormer window on each side. The only finishes are indications of whitewash in the two end areas. «Patch.com, Jul 15»
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TOUR OF BRITAIN: School gears up for tour by painting a giant mural
... School, Longridge on a mural with a cycling theme that will be displayed on a gable end next to the school when the Tour passes the school. «Lancashire Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Cross returns to skyline above St Philip and St James' Church …
It now stands proud on the West Gable end of the church and Reverend Nick Davies went to the top of the church to see it put in place. There is ... «Gloucestershire Echo, Jul 15»
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Smart city street has seen many changes...
You will notice that this view of Granby Street doesn't end with that high-rise stump, Elizabeth House, we have today, but with the gable end of a ... «Leicester Mercury, Jul 15»
10
Secrets of the Great House
The attic is ventilated by pivoted gable end windows with fixed wooden jalousies at either side. As with the area under the main floor, this ... «Trinidad & Tobago Express, Jul 15»

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