verb (used with object), cor·beled, cor·bel·ing or (especially British) cor·belled, cor·bel·ling.
Origin of corbel
Definition for corbelling (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for corbelling
The chamber is circular, and roofed partly by corbelling and partly by a large slab.
Buildings in which this system is used are occasionally roofed with slabs, but more often corbelling is employed.
In the passage the roof is of slabs laid right across, but the roof of the chamber is formed by corbelling.
The roof is formed by corbelling the walls and finishing off with slabs laid across.
The parapet and corbelling were renewed about forty years ago.Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys|Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
British Dictionary definitions for corbelling (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for corbelling (2 of 2)
verb -bels, -belling or -belled or US -bels, -beling or -beled
Word Origin for corbel
Word Origin and History for corbelling
mid-14c., from Old French corbel, diminutive of corb "raven," from Latin corvus (see raven); so called from its beaked shape.