noun cor·bel \ˈkr-bəl\

Definition of CORBEL

:  an architectural member that projects from within a wall and supports a weight; especially :  one that is stepped upward and outward from a vertical surface

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Origin of CORBEL

Middle English, from Middle French, from diminutive of corp raven, from Latin corvus — more at raven
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with CORBEL


corbeled or corbelledcorbel·ing or corbel·ling

Definition of CORBEL

transitive verb
:  to furnish with or make into a corbel

First Known Use of CORBEL



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