One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small ornamental gable over a buttress or similar feature.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Above this gablet is the rose window placed with a deeply recessed, shafted, and moulded arch.’
- ‘This roof is broken by a low pediment-like gable on the facade, by gablets on each end, and by three tall chimneys.’
- ‘A simple rakeboard outlines the gablet and its face is sheathed with share shingles.’
Late Middle English: from gable + -et.
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