Pronunciation: (gā'bul),[key] —n.Archit. 1. the portion of the front or side of a building enclosed by or masking the end of a pitched roof.
2. a decorative member suggesting a gable, used esp. in Gothic architecture.
3. Also called ga'ble wall". a wall bearing a gable.
Pronunciation: (gā'bul),[key] —n. (William) Clark, 1901–60, U.S. film actor.