clad·​ding ˈkla-diŋ How to pronounce cladding (audio)
: something that covers or overlays
specifically : metal coating bonded to a metal core

Examples of cladding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Showcased as a sustainable spotlight, from sweeping patio pergolas to sleek vertical cladding, Humboldt Sawmill redwood was selected by Camille to be enjoyed by her family while expressing her aesthetic that embodies the casual indoor-outdoor barefoot luxury of her new coastal home. Sunset Magazine, 20 May 2024 When temperatures passed 1300 °C, the fuel rods’ protective zirconium cladding began to react with the steam inside the vessel, producing highly volatile hydrogen gas. IEEE Spectrum, 31 Oct. 2011 As one example, porcelain cladding is nonflammable, unlike wood and many composite materials. Jamie Gold, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 May 2024 The new radiator grille features four horizontal louvres, the front and rear bumpers have been redesigned, the A-pillar has new cladding, and the front of the roof is now outfitted with a lip spoiler. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 26 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for cladding 

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cladding was in 1936

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“Cladding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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