1. overlapping in sequence, as tiles or shingles on a roof.
2. of, relating to, or resembling overlapping tiles, as decoration or drawings.
3. Biology. overlapping like tiles, as scales or leaves.
4. characterized by or as if by overlapping shingles. verb (used with or without object), imbricated, imbricating.
5. to overlap, as tiles or shingles.
"fans can be imbricate."
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