noun clead·ing \ˈklēdiŋ\

Definition of cleading



  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  clothing, attire

  2. 2 :  a lining or covering of boards, planks, battens, or nonconducting material (as for lining a ship's cabin or a mine shaft or for insulating a boiler or engine cylinder) :  lagging

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Origin and Etymology of cleading

Middle English clething, cleding, from the gerund of clethen, cleden to clothe

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