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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ga·ble, n.  Arch. (a) 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. Hence: (b) The end wall of a building, as distinguished from the front or rear side. (c) A decorative member having the shape of a triangular gable, such as that above a Gothic arch in a doorway.
 Bell gable. See under Bell.
 Gable roof, a double sloping roof which forms a gable at each end.
 Gable wall. Same as Gable (b).
 Gable window, a window in a gable.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 gable wall
      n : the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of
          gable roof [syn: gable, gable end]