clad·ding | \ˈkla-diŋ \

Definition of cladding 

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

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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 The $160,000 cladding is also about 10 times the cost of cedar shingles but does not need regular, pricey treatments, Mr. Satek said. Leigh Kamping-carder, WSJ, "An Art-Centered Hamptons Home," 2 May 2018 The Ka+ Active differentiates itself from the Ka+ with a nearly one inch higher ride height, additional rocker-panel and wheel-arch cladding, and tough-looking roof rails. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "Ford Anticipates Ka+ Boom with Updated Powertrains, Crossover Design Cues," 7 Mar. 2018 The standard model is priced at $55,000, and other upgrades, like a loft, exterior cladding, and rooftop deck, can be added at an extra cost. Megan Barber, Curbed, "160-square-foot shipping container house asks $55K," 11 June 2018 But Hackitt’s 159-page report stopped short of recommending a ban on flammable facades, particularly the kind of cladding that proved to be a critical element in the rapid spread of the Grenfell fire. Alan Cowell,, "Tower fire inquiry opens in London and focus turns to victims," 21 May 2018

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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