Meaning of gambrelled in English:


(also gambreled)

Pronunciation /ˈɡambr(ə)ld/


  • 1That has been hung or stretched out on a gambrel.

  • 2Of a roof: with two sides, each of which has a shallower slope above a steeper one. Of a building: provided with a gambrel roof; gambrel-roofed.

    Recorded earliest in gambrelled-roofed.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Fletcher (1579–1625), playwright. From gambrel + -ed.