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Dutch gable
1). A lower part of a roof end that has a hip with an upper section with a gable.
These type of roofs have some of the benefits of hip roofs and gable roofs.
2). A masonry or brick gable wall that is usually very ornate. The wall itself rises above the roof to form a parapet.
1). A small gable that projects from another roof surface, similar to a dormer but with no walls. It can indeed be sat at the top of a gable end but the term is rarely used in this respect any more.
2). A triangular coping to a wall or buttress.

A modern dutch gable roof
A modern style roof. The gable end is quite small in this example, but it is still large enough for a large gable vent or a window. Quite often the triangular gable section is in line with the masonry wall below, giving a larger roof space but still with the convenience of the wide eaves.

dutch gable wall
A dutch, (as in Holland) gable wall. This one in Kuala Lumpur.

roof framing sketch
Traditional framing.

gablet roof
A gablet roof over an entry.

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