Cladding vs. Lagging - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Cladding (noun)

    Clothing; clothes.

  • Cladding (noun)

    Any hard coating, bonded onto the outside of something to add protection, such as the plastic sheath around an optical fibre.

  • Cladding (noun)

    A weatherproof, insulating or decorative covering fixed to the outside of a building (called siding in the US).

  • Cladding (verb)

    present participle of clad

  • Lagging (adjective)

    falling behind, not keeping up the pace

  • Lagging (adjective)

    Occurring after; indicating the later phase of

  • Lagging (noun)

    The covering of something with strips of felt, wood etc, either as insulation or for protection.

  • Lagging (noun)

    The material so used.

  • Lagging (noun)

    A prison sentence.

  • Lagging (verb)

    present participle of lag

Webster Dictionary

  • Lagging (noun)

    The clothing (esp., an outer, wooden covering), as of a steam cylinder, applied to prevent the radiation of heat; a covering of lags; - called also deading and cleading.

  • Lagging (noun)

    Lags, collectively; narrow planks extending from one rib to another in the centering of arches.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Cladding (noun)

    a protective covering that protects the outside of a building

  • Lagging (noun)

    used to wrap around pipes or boilers or laid in attics to prevent loss of heat

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