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The upper end wall of a building which mirrors the shape (usually triangular) of the pitched roof against which it abuts. It normally has straight sides, but variants can include a crow-stepped or corbie-stepped gable, which has stepped sides; a Dutch gable with curved sides crowned by a pediment; a hipped gable with the uppermost part sloped back; or a shaped gable with multi-curved sides.

Subjects: Architecture — Art.

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