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- n. a set of tiles or shingles that overlap like the scales of a fish
- n. overlapping of layers of tissue in wound closure or correctional surgery
- n. a sedimentary deposition in which small, flat stones are tiled in the same direction so that they overlap.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An overlapping of the edges, like that of tiles or shingles; hence, intricacy of structure; also, a pattern or decoration representing such a structure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being imbricate; an overlapping of the edges (real or simulated), like that of tiles or shingles.
- n. Masonry laid in ornamental designs, in stone of various colors, brick, terra-cotta, or a combination of these materials.
- n. A hollow resembling that of a gutter-tile.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)
imbricate + -ion (Wiktionary)