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corbel table

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  1. a horizontal masonry construction, as a cornice or part of a wall, supported on corbels or on arches supported on corbels.

Origin of corbel table

Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Historical Examples

  • The Cornice often carries a large ornamental leaf in its hollow, and the projecting Corbel-table is no longer seen.

    The Seven Periods of English Architecture

    Edmund Sharpe

  • Simple buttresses separate the bays, and there is a corbel-table under the eaves.

  • There are two of these windows at the east end, and there is a corbel-table under the eaves.

  • There were simple round-arched, shafted windows in each bay, and the clerestory was finished like the aisle with a corbel-table.

  • This is three stages in height above the roof, and is finished with a corbel-table and a modern spire of ogee outline.