[ im-breks, -briks ]
/ ˈɪm brɛks, -brɪks /
noun, plural im·bri·ces [im-bruh-seez, -bri-keys]. /ˈɪm brəˌsiz, -brɪˌkeɪs/.
a convex tile, used especially in ancient Rome to cover joints in a tile roof.
Architecture. one of the scales in ornamental imbrication.
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Origin of imbrex
1855–60; <Latin, equivalent to imbr- (stem of imber) rainstorm + -ex noun suffix
Words nearby imbrex
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Example sentences from the Web for imbrex
In the simpler type of roof the imbrex is semicircular, but in some of the Greek temples it has vertical sides and an angular top.