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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ga"ble
A cable.
noun Ga"ble
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.The end wall of a building, as distinguished from the front or rear side.A decorative member having the shape of a triangular gable, such as that above a Gothic arch in a doorway.

Etymology: OE. gable gabil, F. gable, fr. LL. gabalum front of a building, prob. of German or Scand. origin; cf. OHG. gibil, G. giebel gable, Icel. gafl, Goth. gibla pinnacle; perh. akin to Gr. � head, and E. cephalic, or to G. gabel fork, AS. geafl, E. gaffle, L. gabalus a kind of gallows

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  1. The vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
  2. United States film actor (1901-1960)
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From Old French gable (compare modern French gâble).

  1. (architecture) The triangular area of external wall adjacent to two meeting sloped roofs.
A house with four gables visible.
  1. (architecture) The triangular area of external wall adjacent to two meeting sloped roofs.

    gable was also found in the following language(s): German

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Gable

    Clark Gable was an actor. He was most active from 1924 to 1960. Clark was given the name William Clark Gable on February 1st, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio. Clark is also known as The King (of Hollywood). He left this life on November 16th, 1960.

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    Chad was born on March 8th, 1986 in Minneapolis.

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    Clark was born on September 20th, 1988. Clark is also known as Gable and James Clark.

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    Dan Gable is an athlete. Dan was born on October 25th, 1948 in Waterloo, Iowa.

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    June Gable is an actress. She was most prominent from 1976 to 1976. June was given the name June Golub on June 5th, 1945 in New York.

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    Guitar Gable is a swamp blues, louisiana blues, and swamp pop singing, guitarist, and songwriter. He plays Human voice and Guitar. Guitar was given the name Gabriel Perrodin on August 17th, 1937 in Bellevue, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States. Guitar is also known as Perrodin and Gabriel (birth name).

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1909 5 0 5
    1916 11 0 11
    1918 5 0 5
    1919 7 0 7
    1920 6 0 6
    1921 8 0 8
    1922 7 0 7
    1925 8 0 8
    1926 6 0 6
    1928 5 0 5
    1929 5 0 5
    1932 5 0 5
    1933 6 0 6
    1935 8 0 8
    1936 5 0 5
    1939 6 0 6
    1942 5 0 5
    1944 6 0 6
    1945 7 0 7
    1949 7 0 7
    1950 5 0 5
    1952 10 0 10
    1953 6 0 6
    1954 6 0 6
    1957 5 0 5
    1958 7 0 7
    1959 8 0 8
    1960 5 0 5
    1961 7 0 7
    1962 5 0 5
    1965 8 0 8
    1966 7 0 7
    1967 5 0 5
    1970 6 0 6
    1971 5 0 5
    1973 7 0 7
    1974 6 0 6
    1975 5 0 5
    1976 8 0 8
    1978 10 0 10
    1979 5 0 5
    1980 10 0 10
    1981 7 0 7
    1984 8 0 8
    1985 5 0 5
    1987 5 0 5
    1988 7 0 7
    1989 7 0 7
    1990 12 0 12
    1991 6 0 6
    1992 12 0 12
    1993 14 0 14
    1994 7 0 7
    1995 10 0 10
    1996 13 0 13
    1997 14 0 14
    1998 18 0 18
    1999 15 0 15
    2000 19 0 19
    2001 10 0 10
    2002 11 0 11
    2003 13 0 13
    2004 19 0 19
    2005 19 6 13
    2006 10 0 10
    2007 12 0 12
    2008 16 0 16
    2009 23 0 23
    2010 22 0 22
    2011 7 0 7
    2012 20 0 20
    2013 14 0 14
    2014 9 0 9
    2015 18 0 18
    2016 11 0 11
    2017 12 0 12

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    Popularity of Gable as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Gable U.S.
      White 90.07% 64.26%
      African American 5.07% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.81% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.52% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.07% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Gable

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    Fun Facts about the name Gable

    • How Popular is the name Gable? Gable is the 13,230th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gable was the 3,634th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Gable have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 699 babies born with the first name Gable in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gable to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gable? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1909 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Gable first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gable is Wednesday, February 7th, 1877.
    • What year had the most people named Gable born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gable was in 2009 with a total of 23 babies.
    • Random Gable Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gable is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1984.
    • Weird things about the name Gable: Your name in reverse order is Elbag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gleab. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Gable? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,779 people with the last name Gable.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gable? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Gable as their last name.

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    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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