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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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, 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

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First Known Use of cladding

1936, in the meaning defined above

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