Definition of gablet in English:

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gablet

Pronunciation: /ˈɡeɪblɪt/

noun

Architecture
A small ornamental gable over a buttress or similar feature.
Example sentences
  • Above this gablet is the rose window placed with a deeply recessed, shafted, and moulded arch.
  • From it rise a column and four shafts with trefoil arches and ornamental gablets, each containing a shield.
  • Come down from he small, center pinnacle and the gablet is the first one you will find.

Origin

Late Middle English: from gable + -et1.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: gab¦let

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