cladding

[klad-ing]
noun
1.
the act or process of bonding one metal to another, usually to protect the inner metal from corrosion.
2.
metal bonded to an inner core of another metal.

Origin:
1880–85; clad2 + -ing1

undercladding, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged

clad

1 [klad]
verb
1.
a simple past tense and past participle of clothe.
adjective (usually used in combination)
2.
dressed: ill-clad vagrants.
3.
covered: vine-clad cottages.

Origin:
before 950; Middle English cladd(e), Old English clāthod(e) clothed. See clothe, -ed2

clad

2 [klad]
verb (used with object), clad, cladding.
to bond a metal to (another metal), especially to provide with a protective coat.

Origin:
1935–40; special use of clad1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To cladding
Collins
World English Dictionary
clad1 (klæd)
 
vb
a past participle of clothe
 
[Old English clāthode clothed, from clāthian to clothe]

clad2 (klæd)
 
vb , clads, cladding, clad
(tr) to bond a metal to (another metal), esp to form a protective coating
 
[C14 (in the obsolete sense: to clothe): special use of clad1]

cladding (ˈklædɪŋ)
 
n
1.  the process of protecting one metal by bonding a second metal to its surface
2.  the protective coating so bonded to metal
3.  the material used for the outside facing of a building, etc

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

clad
1300, alternative pt. and pp. of clothe, from O.E. geclæþd, pp. of clæþan "to clothe," from clað "cloth."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Undersized pellets could rattle around inside a fuel can and damage the inner
  cladding.
Oversized ones could swell up and burst the cladding.
The fuel rods could still get hot enough to damage their cladding and release
  radioactive particles into the air.
Enriched uranium is manufactured into fuel rods that are encased in metal
  cladding made of alloys such as zirconium.
Synonyms
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature