Definitions for "Imbrication"
An overlapping of the edges, like that of tiles or shingles; hence, intricacy of structure; also, a pattern or decoration representing such a structure.
The formation of a sequence of thrust-bounded rock slices, through continued thrusting along a floor thrust with successive collapse of thrust ramps. The stack of thrust slices produced in this way is known as an imbricate stack (also termed a duplex) and has an appearance rather like a stack of roof tiles.
covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)