[ im-bri-key-shuhn ]

  1. an overlapping, as of tiles or shingles.

  2. a decoration or pattern resembling this.

  1. Surgery. overlapping of layers of tissue in the closure of wounds or in the correction of defects.

  2. Geology. shingling.

Origin of imbrication

First recorded in 1640–50; imbricate + -ion

Words Nearby imbrication Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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