Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Bracket Definition

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Bracket

A projection, usuallly from a wall, that supports a statue, shelf, arch, or cornice. Brackets could be highly decorative, but they fulfilled an eminently practical function of supporting weight. The term is sometimes used interchangeably with corbel.

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