- 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
OFr, dim. of corb < L corvus, raven: so called from its beaked shape
transitive verb corbeled or corbelled, corbeling or corbelling
to provide or support with a corbel or corbels