cladding

noun
clad·​ding | \ˈkla-diŋ \

Definition of cladding 

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

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More than 300 towers around Britain have similar combustible cladding. Jill Lawless, chicagotribune.com, "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 More than 300 towers around Britain have similar combustible cladding. Fox News, "A year on, horrific Grenfell Tower fire haunts Britain," 14 June 2018 That cladding has long been prohibited in the United States for buildings above a certain height, and in some places it is banned entirely. New York Times, "Grenfell Fire Inquiry Demands Radical Overhaul of U.K. Building Rules," 17 May 2018 Grenfell Tower was covered with cladding which consisted of aluminum panels and a combustible plastic core. James Masters, CNN, "Grenfell Tower review stops short of calling for cladding ban," 17 May 2018 Last month, the government of Theresa May finally yielded to local authorities' demands to fund the replacement of combustible cladding, similar to that used on Grenfell Tower, in more than 300 buildings to the tune of £400 million ($535 million). Hilary Clarke, CNN, "Grenfell Tower victims remembered with silent walk one year after fire," 14 June 2018 But her 159-page report was criticized for not making specific recommendations, not even to ban the sort of cladding used at Grenfell or to require sprinklers and multiple fire stairs in high-rise buildings. New York Times, "A Year on, Pain and Anger Still Linger Over Grenfell," 13 June 2018 Flames raced up the cladding that had been installed around the block of mainly social housing to improve its appearance. Hilary Clarke, CNN, "Grenfell Tower victims remembered with silent walk one year after fire," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of cladding

1936, in the meaning defined above

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