Definition of corbel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɔːbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrbl//
(architecture) Architectural features
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a piece of stone or wood that sticks out from a wall to support something, for example an arch See related entries: Architectural features Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, diminutive of corp ‘crow’, from Latin corvus ‘raven’ (perhaps because of the shape of a corbel, resembling a crow's beak).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: corbel