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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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Hipped roof with cross-gables, side-gabled roof, front-gabled roof, cross-gabled roof, and gambrel roof are all subtypes of this category.
Sanders and his family now live in Westboro, in a dark green gambrel roof house with a bubbling brook in the back yard.
But owners Susan Leibel and Howard Finkle didn't want to lose the gambrel roof that gave their home its Dutch Colonial character.