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corbel

noun cor·bel \ ˈkȯr-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 and Etymology of corbel

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


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corbel

verb

Definition of corbel

corbeled or corbelled; corbeling or corbelling
transitive verb
: to furnish with or make into a corbel

First Known Use of corbel

1843



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