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corbel


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corbel  \Cor"bel\,  v.  t. 
  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corbel  \Cor"bel\,  n.  [F.  corbeau  for  older  corbel,  dim.  of  L. 
  corbis  basket.  (Corbels  were  often  in  the  form  of  a  basket.) 
  See  {Corbeil}.]  (Arch.) 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corbel 
  n  :  (architecture)  a  triangular  bracket  of  brick  or  stone 
  (usually  of  slight  extent)  [syn:  {truss}] 
  v  :  furnish  with  a  corbel,  as  in  architecture 




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