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Neoclassical corbel of a city-house from Bucharest (Romania)
 
Neoclassical corbel in Paris
 
Gothic corbel in Trier (Germany)

From Middle English corbel, from Old French corbel, from Late Latin corbellus, corvellus, diminutive of Latin corvus (raven).

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corbel (plural corbels)

  1. (architecture) A structural member jutting out of a wall to carry a superincumbent weight.

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corbel (third-person singular simple present corbels, present participle corbelling or corbeling, simple past and past participle corbelled or corbeled)

  1. (transitive) To furnish with a corbel or corbels; to support by a corbel; to make in the form of a corbel.

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EtymologyEdit

Either a diminutive of corp (raven), corf, or from a Late Latin corbellus, corvellus, from Latin corvus (Vulgar Latin variant *corbus).

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corbel m (oblique plural corbeaus or corbeax or corbiaus or corbiax or corbels, nominative singular corbeaus or corbeax or corbiaus or corbiax or corbels, nominative plural corbel)

  1. crow (bird)

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  • English: corbel
  • Middle French: corbeau