from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An overlapping arrangement of bricks or stones in which each course extends farther out from the vertical of the wall than the course below.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In building, an overlapping arrangement of stones, bricks, etc., each course projecting beyond the one below it.


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  • The tomb of Balban is the first structure in India built with true arches instead of Hindu corbeling.

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  • Such separation may be obtained by corbeling the wall, or staggering the beams, or the beams may be supported by steel wall hangers, but no wall shall be corbeled more than two (2) inches for this purpose.

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  • Rain or shine, hot or cold, you will find them corbeling around like Trojans.

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  • For instance, who would think that right here in New York there were people who specialized in corbeling?

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  • Or when they are not corbeling they may be toothing.

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  • The second year included rowlock and bonded segmental arches; blocking, toothing, and corbeling; building and bonding of vaulted walls; polygonal and circular walls, piers and chimneys; fire-places and flues.

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  • After seeing what is left of the girdle of the Virgin, which the verger thought it very important that we should see, we spent what time we had left in gazing up at the interesting corbeling of the nave and the two hollow, stone pyramids that form its roof.

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  • The parapets of the flat roofs have red tile trim, decorated cornices and dentils or arched corbeling.

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  • Like many New York armories, it looks like a medieval fortress with towers and turrets and Romanesque corbeling.

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  • (b) No chimney shall be corbeled out more than eight (8) inches from a brick wall, and such corbeling shall consist of at least five courses of brick.

    The code of the city of Charlottesville, Virginia


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