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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cor·bel /ˈkɔrbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cor·bel, v. t. To furnish with a corbel or corbels; to support by a corbel; to make in the form of a corbel.
 To corbel out, to furnish with a corbel of courses, each projecting beyond the one next below it.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cor·bel n.  Arch. A bracket supporting a superincumbent object, or receiving the spring of an arch. Corbels were employed largely in Gothic architecture.
 Note:A common form of corbel consists of courses of stones or bricks, each projecting slightly beyond the next below it.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone
          (usually of slight extent) [syn: truss]
      v : furnish with a corbel