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3 definitions found
 for corbel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Corbel \Cor"bel\ (k[^o]r"b[e^]l), 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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: A common form of corbel consists of courses of stones
           or bricks, each projecting slightly beyond the next
           below it.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     To corbel out, to furnish with a corbel of courses, each
        projecting beyond the one next below it.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  corbel
      n 1: (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone
           (usually of slight extent) [syn: corbel, truss]
      v 1: furnish with a corbel

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