gambrel

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It has a gambrel roof, and is on the left when the train is going westward.

I turned about, and, addressing Gambrel earnestly, entreated him to "hang on to the wheel."

The opposite end is very different, and has a hipped or gambrel gable.

It is a low building, with a gambrel roof and a huge chimney.

The Gambrel or Octagonal Roof, and consists of two eight and two nine inch boards thirty-four inches long.

The Star and the Crescent have fitted up one room under the gambrel very tastefully.

The building itself is a stern, dignified, two-story house with a gambrel roof.

Gambrel, gam′brel, n. the hock of a horse: a crooked stick used by butchers for suspending a carcass while dressing it.

And often those with the gambrel prolonged the strain, being provokingly slow, in hopes to make the holder drop his burden.

The gambrel roof is shingled, descends low and has dormer windows.

WORD ORIGIN

"hipped roof," 1851, short for gambrel roof, so called for its shape, from gambrel "horse's hind leg" (c.1600), earlier "wooden bar to hang carcasses" (1540s), perhaps from Old North French gamberel, from gambe "leg," from Late Latin gamba (see gambol).

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