Definition of Crow step

1. Noun. (architecture) a step on the top of a gable wall.

Exact synonyms: Corbel Step, Corbie-step, Corbiestep
Generic synonyms: Stair, Step
Category relationships: Architecture

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crow Step

crow's foot
crow's nest
crow's nests
crow blackbird
crow corn
crow eater
crow eaters
crow garlic
crow pheasant
crow scarer
crow scarers
crow step (current term)
crowbar hotel
crowberry family

Literary usage of Crow step

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Memorials of Edinburgh in the Olden Time by Daniel Wilson (1891)
"MARY'S WYND, AND THE COWGATE edifice, a boldly cut shield on the lower crow-step bears the sacred monogram i|)S ; and the windows retain the characteristic ..."

2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"crow step. Any one of the steps of a stepped gable. (Called also Cat Step, Corbel Step, and Corbie Step.) CROW STONE. The capstone of a gable upon which is ..."

3. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"The term may be used in connection with any structure formed into a series of breaks (see crow step, Stepped Gable), or a masonry foundation wall which is ..."

4. Friends Intelligencer by Friends Intelligencer Association (1859)
"... observed two sparrows perched on the lowe-t crow- step of one of the gables of tho chateau, and nearly opposite his window, who appeared to watch with ..."

5. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1921)
"2nd and 3rd series; Miscellanies, ist and 2nd series. Greenaway, Kate, Calendar for 1881. Fraser, Crow-Step. Hannay, D Sea Trader, pub. Linie, Brown, 1913. ..."

6. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1883)
"... or, at least, a crow-step gable, red-tiled roof, and a gold weather-cock. Do you know of such a place V Jacob was seldom at a loss: if he did not know, ..."

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