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corbel

Architect
a bracket, usually of stone or brick

Corbel

In masonry construction, a series of projections; each one stepped progressively outward from the vertical face of the wall as it rises up to support a cornice or overhanging member above.

corbel

[′kȯr·bəl]
(architecture)
An architectural bracket projecting from within a wall, formed by extensions of the masonry and wood beyond the wall surface, and supporting a burdensome weight above.

corbel

corbel, 2
brick wall having a corbel, 1
1. In masonry, a projection or one of a series of projections, each stepped progressively outward with increasing height, and usually projecting from a wall or chimney; serves as a support for an overhanging member or course, 1 above, or as a purely decorative element.
2. A projecting stone that supports a superincumbent weight.
3. A heavy bracket, often decorated, that is set into an adobe wall to act as a bearing surface to support a roof beam.
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The stainless steel will not rust, and the corbelled brick adds visual depth, shadow and texture while being more resistant to decay, McArthur said.
Opening to reveal a host of original features that give the home both character and historical value, from elaborate plaster cornices and ceiling roses to a corbelled arch in the hallway.
Like the doors and balcony behind you, the heavy dark wooden beams spanning over the cylindrical columns of the arcade are traditional in form with carved corbelled brackets and wrought iron straps.