(also corbie steps)
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.
More 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.