Corbiestep
Corbiestep Cor"bie*step`, n. (Arch.) One of the steps in which a gable wall is often finished in place of a continuous slope; -- also called {crowstep}. [1913 Webster]

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  • corbiestep — [kôr′bēstep΄] n. [ CORBIE + STEP] one of a series of steps at the upper end wall of some gables …   English World dictionary

  • corbiestep — /kawr bee step /, n. any of a series of steplike portions of a masonry gable that terminate the gable above the surface of the roof. Also called corbel step, crowstep. [1800 10; CORBIE + STEP] * * * …   Universalium

  • corbiestep — noun A series of step like projections at the top of a gable. It is a great red brick house that is, the front is of brick, with corbie steps on the gables and a text over the door; but the courtyard into which the omnibus drives is of black and… …   Wiktionary

  • corbiestep — cor·bie·step …   English syllables

  • corbiestep — cor•bie•step [[t]ˈkɔr biˌstɛp[/t]] n. bui archit. any of a series of steplike portions of a masonry gable that terminate the gable above the surface of the roof Also called crowstep • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • corbiestep — noun (architecture) a step on the top of a gable wall • Syn: ↑corbel step, ↑corbie step, ↑crow step • Topics: ↑architecture • Hypernyms: ↑step, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • crowstep — Corbiestep Cor bie*step , n. (Arch.) One of the steps in which a gable wall is often finished in place of a continuous slope; also called {crowstep}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crowstep — /kroh step /, n. corbiestep. [1815 25; CROW1 + STEP] * * * …   Universalium

  • City Market (Davenport, Iowa) — City Market U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • crowstep — crow•step [[t]ˈkroʊˌstɛp[/t]] n. archit. corbiestep • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

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