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corbel

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noun cor·bel \ˈkȯr-bəl\

Definition of corbel

  1. :  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

Illustration of corbel

Origin and Etymology of corbel

Middle English, from Medieval French, from diminutive of corp raven, from Latin corvus — more at raven


First Known Use: 15th century


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corbel

verb cor·bel

Definition of corbel

corbeled

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corbelled

;

corbeling

or

corbelling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to furnish with or make into a corbel

1843

First Known Use of corbel

1843



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