- the construction of corbels.
- a system of corbels.
Origin of corbeling
- any bracket, especially one of brick or stone, usually of slight extent.
- a short horizontal timber supporting a girder.
- 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
Examples from the Web for corbeling
Historical Examples of corbeling
Often the corbeling is started at the second- or third-floor level so that the chimney is only one or two stories high.Farmers' Bulletin 1889 - Fireplaces and Chimneys
Arthur H. Senner
- Also called: truss a bracket, usually of stone or brick
- (tr) to lay (a stone or brick) so that it forms a corbel
Word Origin for corbel
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.