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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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Within the displaced cube and external colonnade of this nine-bay square cluster of galleries, a further accent is included that repeats at intervals throughout the entire complex: within the stone walls, special monumental feature stones are corbelled out to emphasize their complex fossiled surface.
The completion of the renewal work of the existing sewage pipe DN400 DN800 by a corbelled of Cran-Gevrier bridge over the Thiou.
The roof form recalls the distinctive hipped profile of traditional irimoya thatched roofs, still prevalent in the region, and the corbelled eaves are reminiscent of Japanese temple architecture.
This step is the construction of a structure with prestressed slabs corbelled and creating temporary roads: preparatory works, earthworks, hydrocarbon structure, wearing course, concrete structure, superstructures.