Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small gable, or gable-shaped canopy, formed over a tabernacle, niche, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small gable, or gable-shaped canopy, formed over a tabernacle, niche, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, a small gable or gable-shaped feature, frequently introduced as an ornament on buttresses, screens, etc., particularly in medieval structures.

Etymologies

gable +‎ -let? (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The swallows made a second long sweep, and as they neared the gablet again, hissed forth, "Singly were surer."

    Fifty-Two Stories For Girls

  • It lifted its gablet, carved to look like a canopy, till its apex was on a level with the book-board on the front of the organ-loft; and over -- in fact upon this apex appeared the face of the man whom I have mentioned.

    Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood

  • Thomas Weir perched, like that of a man beheaded for treason, upon the apex of the gablet of the old tomb, as I was of hearing the wonderful playing of that husky old organ, of which I have spoken once before.

    Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood

  • The upper part of the gablet over the centre doorway is of the seventeenth century, and bears the shield of Sir George Hay of Kinfauns, who rented the lands of the bishopric about the beginning of the seventeenth century, the crozier being added to the shield in connection with the lands of the see. [

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys

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