- the act or process of bonding one metal to another, usually to protect the inner metal from corrosion.
- metal bonded to an inner core of another metal.
Origin of cladding
- a simple past tense and past participle of clothe.
- dressed: ill-clad vagrants.
- covered: vine-clad cottages.
Origin of clad1
- to bond a metal to (another metal), especially to provide with a protective coat.
Origin of clad2
First recorded in 1935–40; special use of clad1
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- the process of protecting one metal by bonding a second metal to its surface
- the protective coating so bonded to metal
- the material used for the outside facing of a building, etc
- a past participle of clothe
Old English clāthode clothed, from clāthian to clothe
- (tr) to bond a metal to (another metal), esp to form a protective coating
C14 (in the obsolete sense: to clothe): special use of clad 1
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Word Origin and History for cladding
"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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