Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
That part of the wall immediately under the end of a pitched roof, cut into a triangular shape by the sloping sides of the roof
Gable roof: A pitched roof having a gable at each end
Cross-gable: Two perpendicular gable roofs
Bell gable: A small turret placed on the ridge of a church roof to hold one or more bells
Dutch gable: A gable having a pediment whose outline contains two or more curves on each side of its apex.
Gable window: Window in a gable; Window shaped like a gable
Step gable / corbie gable / crow gable: stair-step type of design at the top of the triangular gable-end of a building.
Pediment: A triangular gable across a portico, door or window; any similar triangular decorative piece over a doorway, fireplace, etc.
Tympanum: The triangular recessed face of a pediment.
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: 232 Crescent Avenue
- St. Teresa RC Church
- 361 Porter Avenue
- Michigan Street Baptist Church
- Jewett M. Richmond House Cross-gable
- 144 Edward St.
- Wicks House
- 232 Crescent Avenue
- 31 Middlesex Rd.
- 167 Louvaine, Kenmore Flared gable roof
- 551 Richmond Ave.