cladding

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Etymology[edit]

From clad +‎ -ing. Compare clothing, ultimately from the same source.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cladding (countable and uncountable, plural claddings)

  1. (rare) Clothing; clothes.
  2. Any hard coating, bonded onto the outside of something to add protection, such as the plastic sheath around an optical fiber.
  3. (construction) a weatherproof, insulating or decorative covering fixed to the outside of a building (called siding in the US).

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Verb[edit]

cladding

  1. Present participle of clad.