Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A jacket or outer covering to prevent radiation of heat, as from the boiler, cylinder, etc. of a steam engine.
  • n. The planking or boarding of a shaft, cofferdam, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A jacket or outer covering of wood, etc., to prevent radiation of heat, as from the boiler, cylinder. etc., of a steam engine.
  • n. The planking or boarding of a shaft, cofferdam, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. . Clothing; that which clothes or covers; a covering.
  • n. In engines:
  • n. The jacket or outer covering of the cylinder, or the covering of hair-felt put on steam-pipes to prevent the radiation of heat. Also called clothing and lagging.
  • n. A timber casing inclosing the boiler of a locomotive engine and the fire-box.
  • n. Any kind of plank covering, such as the slating-boards of a roof, the boards of a floor, the plank lining of a pit-shaft, the planking of a coffer-dam, etc.
  • n. In mining, deal boarding for brattices.
  • n. The wood composing the box of a mine-car.
  • n. The wooden portion of a rope-drum on which the rope is coiled.

Etymologies

Scots word for clothing. See cloth. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He had noted the swift intaking of the white cleading on the hedges, the disappearance of fluttering garmentry from the clothes-lines.

    Patsy

  • Lord Thomas his mither says that Fair Annet has no ‘gowd and gear’; yet later on we find that Annet’s father can provide her with a horse shod with silver and gold, and four-and-twenty silver bells in his mane; she is attended by a large company, her cleading skinkles, and her belt is of pearl.

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