Definitions for gambrelˈgæm brəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the hock of an animal, esp. of a horse.
Category: Zoology, Dogs, Cats, and Horses
Also called gam′brel stick`. a wood or metal device for suspending a slaughtered animal.
Origin of gambrel:
1540–50; < ONF gamberel, akin to F jambier legging, jambe leg
gambrel, gambrel roof(noun)
a gable roof with two slopes on each side and the lower slope being steeper
A bar, usually metal, with a central loop and a hook at each end, used to hang a carcass for butchering.
a roof that has two pitches on each side, where the upper roof area has less slope than the lower roof areas.
the hind leg of a horse
a stick crooked like a horse's hind leg; -- used by butchers in suspending slaughtered animals
to truss or hang up by means of a gambrel