corbiestep

[ kawr-bee-step ]
/ ˈkɔr biˌstɛp /

noun

any of a series of steplike portions of a masonry gable that terminate the gable above the surface of the roof.

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Also called corbel step, crowstep.

Origin of corbiestep

First recorded in 1800–10; corbie + step
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British Dictionary definitions for corbiestep

corbie-step

corbel step


noun

architect any of a set of steps on the top of a gableAlso called: crow step
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