corbelling


noun

  1. any bracket, especially one of brick or stone, usually of slight extent.
  2. a short horizontal timber supporting a girder.

verb (used with object), cor·beled, cor·bel·ing or (especially British) cor·belled, cor·bel·ling.

  1. to set (bricks, stones, etc.) so as to form a corbel or corbels (usually followed by out).
  2. to support by means of a corbel or corbels.

noun Architecture.

  1. the construction of corbels.
  2. a system of corbels.

noun

  1. a set of corbels stepped outwards, one above another

noun

  1. Also called: truss a bracket, usually of stone or brick

verb -bels, -belling or -belled or US -bels, -beling or -beled

  1. (tr) to lay (a stone or brick) so that it forms a corbel
n.

mid-14c., from Old French corbel, diminutive of corb “raven,” from Latin corvus (see raven); so called from its beaked shape.

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