clad·​ding | \ ˈkla-diŋ How to pronounce cladding (audio) \

Definition of cladding

: something that covers or overlays specifically : metal coating bonded to a metal core

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Some say the fire spread quickly because of the cladding on the outside. Amanda Erickson, Washington Post, "The Grenfell fire inquiry started this week. Here’s what you need to know.," 22 May 2018 The skin—which often features many different types of cladding—and the roof are, due to their complexity, more prone to vulnerabilities, such as leaks. Kate Wagner, Curbed, "Building houses that grow with us," 14 Nov. 2018 Roncolato is an active member of Grenfell United, a group of survivors fighting for their rights and for potentially flammable cladding to be removed from other buildings across Britain. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "‘Trapped like a cat in a cage’: London’s Grenfell Tower survivors look back on the deadliest fire in modern British history," 13 June 2018 The complex’s centerpiece—a Frank Gehry tower with its writhing metal cladding—is not quite ready for the big reveal but nevertheless looms large over the Alyscamps (the Romans’ Elysian fields showcased the recent Gucci Resort collection). Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "What to See at the Rencontres d’Arles Photo Festival," 24 Aug. 2018 Japanese studio Arbol designed the timber house with an exterior cladding that disguises the series of interior courtyards. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Modern Japanese house tucks in three leafy courtyards," 12 Sep. 2018 The fiber that transported the signal consists of 30 light-guiding cores, surrounded by a single cladding. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "661Tbps through a single optical fiber: The mind boggles," 1 Aug. 2018 More than 300 towers around Britain have similar combustible cladding. Jill Lawless,, "A year on, Grenfell Tower 'atrocity' haunts Britain," 14 June 2018 More than 300 towers around Britain have similar combustible cladding. Washington Post, "A year on, horrific Grenfell Tower fire haunts Britain," 14 June 2018

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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