crowstep
noun Date: 1822 any of a series of steps at the top of a gable wall • crowstepped adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Crowstep — Crow step (kr? st?p ), n. (Arch.) See {Corriestep}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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

  • crowstep — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • crowstepped — adjective see crowstep …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • 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

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