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 front end is distinguished by a black ST honeycomb grille, body-color bumpers, lower cladding, and standard LED lighting. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "2020 Ford Edge ST-Line Is for Those Who Value Looks over Performance," 26 May 2020 The Apex is airtight, with a flat, noncombustible roof, toughened windows and steel cladding. New York Times, "In Australia, an Architect Designs for a Future of Fire," 17 Apr. 2020 The larger home’s main entrance is Italianate in style with limestone cladding, while the river-facing rear is more contemporary. WSJ, "WSJ News Exclusive | AOL Co-founder’s Riverfront Estate Becomes Priciest-Ever Home to Sell in the D.C. Area," 27 Jan. 2020 The fire was fed by flammable cladding on the facade of the building that survivors have charged was installed to beautify their public housing project for the benefit of wealthy neighbors in west London., "LONDON — Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of Britain’s House of Commons and a prominent ally of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, suggested this week that victims of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire lacked the common sense to defy firefighters’ orders and flee the building, costing them their lives.," 6 Nov. 2019 The London tower block fire in June 2017, which spread throughout the building due to flammable cladding on its exterior, claimed the lives of 72 people. Rob Picheta, CNN, "British lawmaker suggests tower block fire victims lacked 'common sense' for following safety advice," 5 Nov. 2019 Although the grid animates its primary facades facing Turtle Creek Boulevard and Hi Line Drive, its still-quite visible other exterior faces are covered in the cheap composite cladding known as EIFS (pronounced ee-fis). Mark Lamster, Dallas News, "At two new Dallas hotels, art is the draw," 21 Feb. 2020 Its front face blends traditional styles — the shingle cladding of Nantucket, the pillars of classical Greece, the gables and dormers of Tudor. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$2.8M Bloomfield Township mansion is dramatic, inside and out," 25 Jan. 2020 Instead, the Kia’s black wheel arch cladding is more subdued, blending with front and rear skid plates and chrome trim that lend the Seltos’ appearance a sophisticated sporty off-road classicism, capped by an optional two-tone roof. cleveland, "2021 Kia Seltos is a string new contender among affordable compact SUVs (review)," 29 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of cladding

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Cladding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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