corbie step

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German buildings with corbie steps

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corbie step (plural corbie steps)

  1. (architecture) One of a series of step-like projections at the top of a gable.
    • 1904Montague Rhodes James, Number 13
      It is a great red-brick house - that is, the front is of brick, with corbie steps on the gables and a text over the door; but the courtyard into which the omnibus drives is of black and white 'cage-work' in wood and plaster.

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