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cor•bie•step

(ˈkɔr biˌstɛp)

n.
any of a series of steplike portions of a masonry gable that terminate the gable above the surface of the roof. Also called crowstep.
[1800–10]
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Topped with single or double rows of characteristically Assyrian and Nabatean "crowsteps" (blocky rising-step decorations, usually five steps in all) or just two large half crowsteps, the lower part of the faE*ade is sometimes flanked by pilasters topped with Nabatean capitals, while the lower middle part was pierced with a decorated framed door.