Definition of Corbel arch
1. Noun. (architecture) an arch constructed of masonry courses that are corbelled until they meet.
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Literary usage of Corbel arch
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A History of Architectural Development by Frederick Moore Simpson (1913)
"The advantage of the "corbel" arch is, that it is more stable than the true arch, since it has no lateral thrust; but it is not F,0. ig. ..."
2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"Triangular Arch. A. The corbel arch of the Maya ; so called by Stevens. (See corbel arch ; Central America ; Mexico, Part I.) B. A structure composed of two ..."
3. A History of Architecture by Russell Sturgis, Arthur Lincoln Frothingham (1909)
"Inasmuch as the term is derived from arc, a curved line, it has been found that many writers speak of a corbel-arch or false arch or seeming arch when a ..."
4. An Illustrated Dictionary of Words Used in Art and Archaeology by John William Mollett (1883)
"Corbel, Arch. A projecting bracket supporting a pier, cornice, or column. Corbel Steps, Arch. Steps into which the outlines of a gable are sometimes broken ..."
5. The North-Americans of Yesterday: A Comparative Study of North-American by Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh (1900)
"It has also been called a corbel arch, though it is, in fact, not an arch at all. See illustrations, pages 210, 235, and 237. ..."
6. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"... of a truncated pyramid, and the chambers and passages are covered with vaults formed of the triangular corbel arch of projecting horizontal courses. ..."