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Hipped gable
A roof that has a hipped end truncating a gable.

Also known as a Jerkin heard, a Clipped Gable and a Shread head roof.

hipped gable
Large gable overhangs on this Jerkin head roof in Sapa, Vietnam.

a jerkinhead roof

The two photos here of French colonial buildings in S.E.Asia both seem to not cut the actual gable wall, so they may not comply with the strict definition of the term.

Leaving aside any questions of politics, it is sad that many beautiful old buildings in this part of the world are slowly slipping into decay.

hipped gables
A roof in Vien Chan

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