Definitions for "Gambrel"
Keywords:  steeper, barn, gable, slope, pitch
a ridged roof finishing at each end on a small vertical gable below which the roof slopes to meet the gable wall.
A form of curb or ridge roof with two pitches or slopes on a side.
A gable roof with two slopes on each side, the lower slope is steeper than the upper portion. A "barn" style roof.
The hind leg of a horse.
A stick crooked like a horse's hind leg; -- used by butchers in suspending slaughtered animals.
A bracket-shaped piece of iron on which a carcase of a sheep is hung by its hind legs during the process of dressing or when hung in a butchers shop.
Keywords:  truss, hang, means
To truss or hang up by means of a gambrel.