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

Nearby words

  1. corbicula,
  2. corbiculate,
  3. corbie,
  4. corbie gable,
  5. corbie-step,
  6. corbin,
  7. corbin, margaret,
  8. corbina,
  9. corblimey,
  10. corbusier

Origin of corbiestep

First recorded in 1800–10; corbie + step

Also called corbel step, crowstep. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019