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Meaning of GAMBREL

Pronunciation:  'gambrul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a gable roof with two slopes on each side and the lower slope being steeper
  2. [adj]  (of a roof) having two slopes each side of the ridge; "a big barn with a gambrel roof"

GAMBREL is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: gabled, gambrel roof
 See Also: gable roof, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gam"brel\, n. [OF. gambe, jambe leg, F. jambe. Cf.
    {Cambrel}, {Chambrel}, and see {Gambol}. n.]
    1. The hind leg of a horse.
    2. A stick crooked like a horse's hind leg; -- used by
       butchers in suspending slaughtered animals.
    {Gambrel roof} (Arch.), a curb roof having the same section
       in all parts, with a lower steeper slope and an upper and
       flatter one, so that each gable is pentagonal in form.
  2. \Gam"brel\ v. t.
    To truss or hang up by means of a gambrel. --Beau. & Fl.
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