Meaning of corbel

cor•bel

Pronunciation: (kôr'bul), [key]
— n., v., -beled, -bel•ing -belled, -bel•ling.
—n.
  1. any bracket, esp. one of brick or stone, usually of slight extent.
  2. a short horizontal timber supporting a girder.
—v.t.
  1. to set (bricks, stones, etc.) so as to form a corbel or corbels (usually fol. by out).
  2. to support by means of a corbel or corbels.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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