corbelnoun [ C ]uk /ˈkɔː.bəl/ us /ˈkɔːr.bəl/ specialized
Examples from literature
- A few corbels of an earlier church and a piece of interlaced carving are preserved in the S. porch.
- Fantastic corbels surround the summit of the lateral walls.
- The original corbel course of the parapet remains, but not the upper part of the parapet.
- The roof was flat, but had been richly gilt and painted, and was sustained by corbels of angels, divinely carved.
- You may call it personal magnetism, or natural cordiality, but there are some Christians who have such an ardent way of shaking hands after meeting that it amounts to a benediction.