Gam"brel (?), n [OF. gambe, jambe leg, F. jambe. Cf. Cambrel, Chambrel, and see Gambol. n.]

1.

The hind leg of a horse.

2.

A stick crooked like a horse's hind leg; -- used by butchers in suspending slaughtered animals.

Gambrel roof Arch., a curb roof having the same section in all parts, with a lower steeper slope and an upper and flatter one, so that each gable is pentagonal in form.

 

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Gam"brel v. t.

To truss or hang up by means of a gambrel.

Beau. & Fl.

 

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