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[mass noun] Weatherboards collectively.
- ‘It was built of red brick and weatherboarding, topped by a steep-pitched roof.’
- ‘Both houses are conventionally built from a double skin of blockwork, with a cavity, and stone cladding to the exterior, plus partial weatherboarding.’
- ‘In an extreme case, water could get behind the weatherboarding into the wooden framework of the house, and over time that could leave it in a potential state of collapse.’
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