Corbeling
Corbeling Cor"bel*ing, Corbelling Cor"bel*ling, n. Corbel work or the construction of corbels; a series of corbels or piece of continuous corbeled masonry, sometimes of decorative purpose, as in the stalactite ornament of the Moslems. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • corbeling — [kôr′bəl iŋ] n. 1. the fashioning of corbels 2. courses of masonry, like steps in reverse …   English World dictionary

  • corbeling — corbel ► NOUN ▪ a projection jutting out from a wall to support a structure above it. DERIVATIVES corbelled (US corbeled) adjective corbelling (US corbeling) noun. ORIGIN Old French, little crow , from Latin corvus raven (perhaps because the… …   English terms dictionary

  • corbeling — noun Date: 1548 1. corbel work 2. the construction of a corbel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • corbeling — /kawr beuh ling/, n. Archit. 1. the construction of corbels. 2. a system of corbels. Also, esp. Brit., corbelling. [1540 50; CORBEL + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • corbeling — cor•bel•ing [[t]ˈkɔr bə lɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) archit. brit. the construction of corbels 2) archit. brit. a system of corbels 3) archit. a stepped arrangement of stones or bricks, with each course projecting beyond the one below Also, esp. brit.… …   From formal English to slang

  • corbeling — noun or corbelling ( s) 1. a. : a member that serves as a corbel; especially : continuous corbeled masonry b. : ornamental molding having steps like a corbel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Corbelling — Corbeling Cor bel*ing, Corbelling Cor bel*ling, n. Corbel work or the construction of corbels; a series of corbels or piece of continuous corbeled masonry, sometimes of decorative purpose, as in the stalactite ornament of the Moslems. [Webster… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corbel — /kawr beuhl/, n., v., corbeled, corbeling or (esp. Brit.) corbelled, corbelling. Archit. n. 1. any bracket, esp. one of brick or stone, usually of slight extent. 2. a short horizontal timber supporting a girder. v.t. 3. to set (bricks, stones,… …   Universalium

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  • stalactite work — (in Islamic architecture) intricate decorative corbeling in the form of brackets, squinches, and portions of pointed vaults. Also called honeycomb work. [1900 05] * * * or muqarnas Honeycomb like Islamic architectural ornamentation formed by the… …   Universalium

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