gambrel

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gambrel \Gam"brel\, noun [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gambrel \Gam"brel\ verb (used with an object) To truss or hang up by means of a gambrel. --Beau. & Fl.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

gambrel

noun

1: a gable roof with two slopes on each side and the lower slope being steeper [syn: {gambrel}, {gambrel roof}]


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