CORBELED

Adjective

corbeled (comparative more corbeled, superlative most corbeled)

Alternative form of corbelled

Source: Wiktionary


CORBEL

Cor"bel, n. Etym: [F. corbeau, for older corbel, dim. of L. corbis basket. (Corbels were often in the form of a basket.) See Corbeil.] (Arch.)

Definition: A bracket supporting a superincumbent object, or receiving the spring of an arch. Corbels were employed largely in Gothic architecture.

Note: A common form of corbel consists of courses of stones or bricks, each projecting slightly beyond the next below it.

Cor"bel, v. t.

Definition: To furnish with a corbel or corbels; to support by a corbel; to make in the form of a corbel. To corbel out, to furnish with a corbel of courses, each projecting beyond the one next below it.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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