From Scots cleding, cleiding, from earlier cleething, claithing, cleithing (clothing), from Middle English clething (clothing). See cloth, clothing.


cleading (plural cleadings)

  1. A jacket or outer covering to prevent radiation of heat, as from the boiler, cylinder, etc. of a steam engine.
  2. The planking or boarding of a shaft, cofferdam, etc.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cleading in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)