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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The Temple of the Frescoes is embellished with a corbel arch, or false arch, and the frescoes inside depict the three worlds of the Maya--heaven, earth and the netherworld.
The gracefully tapering corbel arch, seen throughout ancient Mayan cities, needed no keystone, unlike other structures of the same era that would have collapsed without one.