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Etymology Edit

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

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈklædɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ædɪŋ

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 fibre.
  3. (construction) A weatherproof, insulating or decorative covering fixed to the outside of a building.
    Synonym: (US) siding

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Verb Edit


  1. present participle and gerund of clad