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corbiesteps

Syllabification: cor·bie·steps
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrbēˌsteps
 
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(also corbie steps)

Definition of corbiesteps in English:

noun

The steplike projections on the sloping part of a gable, common in Flemish architecture and 16- and 17th-century Scottish buildings. Also called crow steps.
Example sentences
  • The circular Doocot is 17th- or 18th-century with corbie steps on two sides; the lean-to roof has fallen in.
  • The corbie steps of the west front, with those of the small western front of the North Chapel, which projects beyond the tower, are the only examples in the island.

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