Variant of corbel
- a piece of stone, wood, or metal, often in the form of a bracket, projecting from the side of a wall and serving to support a cornice, the spring of an arch, etc.
- a short timber placed lengthwise under a beam or girder
Origin: Old French diminutive of corb ; from Classical Latin corvus, raven: so called from its beaked shape
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