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

Examples of cladding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The products are made with solid wood cores and aluminum cladding and are available in many window styles, including awning, bay and bow, casement, double-hung, sliding, picture, and speciality shape windows. Bridget Degnan, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 June 2021 The government estimate that there are 1.27 million leasehold households in residential buildings over 11m in height, in the whole of England - and not all of these leaseholders will live in buildings that require the removal of unsafe cladding. Vicky Spratt,, 30 May 2021 Other safety issues like flammable balconies and different types of combustible cladding were found in residential buildings across England. Megan Specia, New York Times, 24 Feb. 2021 Few of us look at a home’s exterior cladding and finishes and realize how much of the interior livability derives from what goes on outside the walls of the home. John Mcmanus, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 An investigation into the fire at the public housing block, which was home to many lower-income residents, found that the flames spread unabated because of the tower’s cladding, a combustible aluminum composite material covering the exterior. Megan Specia, New York Times, 24 Feb. 2021 The long moment of the pandemic and its requirements of additional cladding have made the significance of visual, external inscriptions of race and ethnicity concrete. Jerrine Tan, Wired, 19 Mar. 2021 The matte black cladding and additional ground clearance work together to give the wagon a very assertive stance, and an athletic look and feel. Jason Fogelson, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2021 More than 400 high-rise buildings with the same cladding were identified by the government. Megan Specia, New York Times, 1 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of cladding

1936, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2021

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“Cladding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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