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cladding

[klad-ing] /ˈklæd ɪŋ/
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
1880-1885
1880-85; clad2 + -ing1
Related forms
undercladding, noun

clad1

[klad] /klæd/
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

clad2

[klad] /klæd/
verb (used with object), clad, cladding.
1.
to bond a metal to (another metal), especially to provide with a protective coat.
Origin
1935-40; special use of clad1
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Examples from the web for cladding
  • 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.
  • Most optical fibers have a core of pure silica and a cladding layer that is doped with ions to change its refractive index.
  • Enriched uranium is manufactured into fuel rods that are encased in metal cladding made of alloys such as zirconium.
  • The sheeting was to help prevent fire in the cladding and logs of the old log house.
  • Cooling failure causes steam to burn off the zirconium cladding of the fuel rods leaving zirconium oxide and hydrogen gas.
  • Fuel rods in nuclear reactor cores are filled with uranium oxide ceramic pellets in zirconium cladding.
  • At a high enough temperature the cladding of the rods will start to burn and produce hydrogen, which can explode.
  • Pre-patinated copper cladding wraps much of the new building.
British Dictionary definitions for cladding

cladding

/ˈklædɪŋ/
noun
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

clad1

/klæd/
verb
1.
a past participle of clothe
Word Origin
Old English clāthode clothed, from clāthian to clothe

clad2

/klæd/
verb clads, cladding, clad
1.
(transitive) to bond a metal to (another metal), esp to form a protective coating
Word Origin
C14 (in the obsolete sense: to clothe): special use of clad1
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Word Origin and History for cladding

clad

adj.

"clothed," c.1300, mid-13c., from clad, alternative past tense and past participle of clothe. Old English had geclæþd, past participle of clæþan.

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