[ klad-ing ]
See synonyms for: claddingcladdings on

  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 of cladding

First recorded in 1880–85; clad2 + -ing1

Other words from cladding

  • un·der·clad·ding, noun

Words Nearby cladding Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cladding in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cladding


/ (ˈklædɪŋ) /

  1. the process of protecting one metal by bonding a second metal to its surface

  2. the protective coating so bonded to metal

  1. the material used for the outside facing of a building, etc

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