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gambrel

(găm′brəl)
n.
The hock of a horse or other animal.

gambrel

the bracket-shaped piece of iron rod on which a sheep carcass is traditionally hung to cool and set.
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Gable roof types predominated (Figure 6); however, as early as 1904, gambrel roof types began to appear on the Old Mission Peninsula (Figure 7).
It was a three-story dairy barn with a gambrel roof and an exposed basement foundation made from massive granite slabs quarried on the farm.
The building inspector told selectmen the salt shed could not be used because the gambrel roof is falling in and will not protect the salt and sand supply this winter.
A year ago, his company was putting an addition on the back of a home with a gambrel roof.
On the Peninsula however, many houses are of the asymmetrical subtype or the gambrel roof subtype (Westphal 1997).
We also utilized a gambrel roof over the garage and master bath to resemble an old carriage house," says Moody.