verb (used with object), cor·beled, cor·bel·ing or (especially British) cor·belled, cor·bel·ling.
Origin of corbel
Origin of corbeling
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Historical Examples of corbelling
The parapet and corbelling were renewed about forty years ago.Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys
Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
The chambers are built of upright slabs and are roofed by corbelling.
Buildings in which this system is used are occasionally roofed with slabs, but more often corbelling is employed.
The chamber is circular, and roofed partly by corbelling and partly by a large slab.
In the passage the roof is of slabs laid right across, but the roof of the chamber is formed by corbelling.
verb -bels, -belling or -belled or US -bels, -beling or -beled
Word Origin for corbel
mid-14c., from Old French corbel, diminutive of corb "raven," from Latin corvus (see raven); so called from its beaked shape.