Definition of Crowstep

1. n. See Corriestep.



Definition of Crowstep

1. Noun. (architecture) A stair-step type of design at the top of the triangular gable end of a building. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crowstep

1. a step on top of a wall [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crowstep

crowning(a)
crownings
crownless
crownlet
crownlets
crownlike
crownpiece
crownpieces
crowns
crownwork
crownworks
crows
crowsfeet
crowsfoot
crowstep (current term)
crowstepped
crowsteps
crowstone
crowstones
crowth
crowths
croyn
croyned
croyning
croyns
croze
croze iron
crozer
crozers

Literary usage of Crowstep

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1893)
"... and seventeenth centuries than the "crowstep" — a simple device whereby the long slopes of a high, narrow gable are broken into a stepped outline. ..."

2. Works by Washington Irving (1897)
"... pulling down the venerable houses, with crowstep gables, which have stood since the time of the Dutch rule, and erecting, instead, granite stores and ..."

3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1904)
"... with ancient mellow - tinted crowstep gables nodding above the grass - grown footways, their weatherworn surfaces displaying many a quaint original ..."

4. Memorials of Edinburgh in the Olden Time by Daniel Wilson (1891)
"The same device, possibly only a merchant's mark, was repeated above on the lowest crowstep. 1 Ante, vol. ii. p. 30. ..."

5. A Landmark History of New York: Also the Origin of Street Names and a by Albert Ulmann (1901)
"... the shore before you, and here, on this side, a straggling row of quaint Dutch houses with their gable ends toward the road, topped with crowstep roofs. ..."

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