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also cor·bie·step  (kôr′bē-stĕp′)
One of a series of stepped masonry projections rising above roof level along the sides of a gable wall.

[Middle English corbie, raven, from Old French corbin, from Latin corvīnus, ravenlike; see corbina.]
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(ˈkɔr biˌstɛp)

any of a series of steplike portions of a masonry gable that terminate the gable above the surface of the roof. Also called crowstep.
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Noun1.corbiestep - (architecture) a step on the top of a gable wallcorbiestep - (architecture) a step on the top of a gable wall
stair, step - support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step"
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