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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Gable \Ga"ble\, n.
     A cable. [Archaic] --Chapman.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:



  Gable \Ga"ble\, n. [OE. gable, gabil, F. gable, fr. LL. gabalum
     front of a building, prob. of German or Scand. origin; cf.
     OHG. gibil, G. giebel gable, Icel. gafl, Goth. gibla
     pinnacle; perh. akin to Gr. ? head, and E. cephalic, or to G.
     gabel fork, AS. geafl, E. gaffle, L. gabalus a kind of
     gallows.] (Arch.)
     (a) The vertical triangular portion of the end of a building,
         from the level of the cornice or eaves to the ridge of
         the roof. Also, a similar end when not triangular in
         shape, as of a gambrel roof and the like. Hence:
     (b) The end wall of a building, as distinguished from the
         front or rear side.
     (c) A decorative member having the shape of a triangular
         gable, such as that above a Gothic arch in a doorway.
         [1913 Webster]
  
     {Bell gable}. See under {Bell}.
  
     {Gable roof}, a double sloping roof which forms a gable at
        each end.
  
     {Gable wall}. Same as {Gable}
     (b) .
  
     {Gable window}, a window in a gable.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  gable
       n 1: the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of
            gable roof [syn: {gable end}, {gable wall}]
       2: United States film actor (1901-1960) [syn: {Clark Gable}, {William
          Clark Gable}]

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:

  Gable, SC
    Zip code(s): 29051

















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