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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During that trimester in Merida, in the spring of 1969, I saw ancient Mayan ballgame patios, tall pyramids with thin stone stairs going to the top, corbel vaults that held these buildings up, cenotes (sinkholes) and more.