Also especially British, cor·bel·ling.
Origin of corbeling
First recorded in 1540–50; corbel
any bracket, especially one of brick or stone, usually of slight extent.
a short horizontal timber supporting a girder.
verb (used with object), cor·beled, cor·bel·ing or (especially British) cor·belled, cor·bel·ling.
to set (bricks, stones, etc.) so as to form a corbel or corbels (usually followed by out).
to support by means of a corbel or corbels.
Origin of corbel
1375–1425; late Middle English
< Middle French
< Medieval Latin corvellus,
equivalent to Latin corv(us
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British Dictionary definitions for corbeling
Also called: truss a bracket, usually of stone or brick
verb -bels, -belling or -belled or US -bels, -beling or -beled
(tr) to lay (a stone or brick) so that it forms a corbel
Word Origin for corbel
C15: from Old French, literally: a little raven, from Medieval Latin corvellus, from Latin corvus raven
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Word Origin and History for corbeling
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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