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Gable vs. Dormer

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Gablenoun

(architecture) The triangular area at the peak of an external wall adjacent to, and terminating, two sloped roof surfaces (pitches).

Dormernoun

(architecture) a room-like, roofed projection from a sloping roof

Gablenoun

A cable.

Dormernoun

dormer-window

Gablenoun

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.

Dormernoun

(Philippines) a resident of a dormitory

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Gablenoun

the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof

Dormernoun

A window pierced in a roof, and so set as to be vertical while the roof slopes away from it. Also, the gablet, or houselike structure, in which it is contained.

Gablenoun

United States film actor (1901-1960)

Dormernoun

a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window

Gablenoun

the triangular upper part of a wall at the end of a ridged roof

‘a house with mock-Tudor gables’;

Dormer

A dormer is a roofed structure, often containing a window, that projects vertically beyond the plane of a pitched roof. A dormer window (also called dormer) is a form of roof window.

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Gablenoun

a wall topped with a gable.

Gablenoun

a gable-shaped canopy over a window or door.

Gable

A gable is the generally triangular portion of a wall between the edges of intersecting roof pitches. The shape of the gable and how it is detailed depends on the structural system used, which reflects climate, material availability, and aesthetic concerns.

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