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Ga·ble (gābəl), (William) Clark 1901-1960.
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American actor best known as a roguish leading man in films such as It Happened One Night (1934), Gone with the Wind (1939), and The Misfits (1960).

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ga·ble (gābəl)
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n.
1.
a. The generally triangular section of wall at the end of a pitched roof, occupying the space between the two slopes of the roof.
b. The whole end wall of a building or wing having a pitched roof.
2. A triangular, usually ornamental architectural section, as one above an arched door or window.

[Middle English gable, gavel, from Norman French gable (perhaps of Celtic origin) and from Old Norse gafl; see ghebh-el- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

gabled adj.

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