Gambrel

Definition of Gambrel

Gam´brel
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.
v. t.1.To truss or hang up by means of a gambrel.

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ankle, bayonet legs, bowlegs, calf, cnemis, drumstick, foreleg, gamb, gigot, ham, hind leg, hock, jamb, knee, leg, limb, podite, popliteal space, scissor-legs, shank, shin, stems, stumps, tarsus, trotters
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