corbel arch

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corbel arch

corbel arch

n.
An archlike structure in which the sides are formed by corbeling.
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Noun1.corbel arch - (architecture) an arch constructed of masonry courses that are corbelled until they meetcorbel arch - (architecture) an arch constructed of masonry courses that are corbelled until they meet
arch - (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
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Newgrange is one of the most spectacular megalithic tombs in northwest Europe, a massive oval cairn 60m across enclosing a cruciform burial chamber roofed by a corbelled vault soaring six metres up into the shadows.
The long passage, flanked either side by upright slabs and roofed by massive megalithic capstones, leads to the burial chamber, covered by the corbelled vault.
Reports on the compressive strength test of a mudbrick from the Razuk Round Building and the structural analysis of one of the building's corbelled vaults reveal that a second story would have been possible, but M.