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Gambrel definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GAM'BREL, n. The hind leg of a horse. Hence, in America, a crooked stick used by butchers. A hipped roof is called a gambrel-roof.
GAM'BREL, v.t. To tie by the leg.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: perhaps from Middle French dialect (Norman) gamberel, from gambe leg, from Late Latin gamba Date: 1547 a stick or iron for suspending slaughtered animals

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (in full gambrel roof) 1 Brit. a roof like a hipped roof but with gable-like ends. 2 US = curb roof. Etymology: ONF gamberel f. gambier forked stick f. gambe leg (from the resemblance to the shape of a horse's hind leg)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gambrel Gam"brel, n. [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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gambrel Gam"brel v. t. To truss or hang up by means of a gambrel. --Beau. & Fl.

Moby Thesaurus

ankle, bayonet legs, bowlegs, calf, cnemis, drumstick, foreleg, gamb, gigot, ham, hind leg, hock, jamb, knee, leg, limb, podite, popliteal space, scissor-legs, shank, shin, stems, stumps, tarsus, trotters



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