cover tile

Also found in: Dictionary.


1. A tile, semicircular in shape, which fits over the joints in a tile roof.
2. One of the scales in ornamental imbrication.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
For instance, evaporation can be controlled via the use of individual plastic cover tiles or liquid cover slips.
The slides are protected from evaporation and drying with various techniques, including covering slides with other slides, cover tiles, or liquid coverslips.