Definitions for lagger

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

laglæg(v.; n.)lagged, lag•ging

  1. (v.i.)to fail to maintain a desired pace or speed:

    to lag behind in production.

  2. to linger; delay.

  3. to decrease gradually; flag:

    Interest lagged as the meeting went on.

  4. to throw one's shooting marble toward a line on the ground so as to determine the order of play.

    Category: Games

  5. (in billiards and pool)

    Category: Games

    Ref: string (def. 28). 37

  6. (v.t.)to fail to keep up with:

    The industry still lags the national economy.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. (n.)a lagging or falling behind; retardation.

  8. a person who lags behind.

  9. an interval of time:

    a lag of ten minutes.

  10. Mech. the amount of retardation of some motion.

    Category: Mechanics

  11. the act of lagging in marbles or billiards.

    Category: Games

Origin of lag:

1505–15; perh. < Scand


lag*læg(v.; n.)lagged, lag•ging

  1. (v.t.)to imprison or transport for crime.

    Category: British

  2. (n.)a convict or ex-convict.

    Category: British

  3. a period or term of penal servitude.

* Chiefly Brit. Slang..

Origin of lag:

1565–75; orig. uncert.

laglæg(n.; v.)lagged, lag•ging.

  1. (n.)one of the staves or strips that form the periphery of a wooden drum, the casing of a steam cylinder, or the like.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. (v.t.)to cover or provide with lags.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of lag:

1665–75; prob. < Scand

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke(noun)

    someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind


  1. lagger(Noun)

    One who installs lagging.

  2. lagger(Noun)

    A player who lags (has a poor or slow network connection).

  3. lagger(Noun)

    Support staff responsible for contacting lawyers to check how case is progressing; derived from "Legal Naggers"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lagger(noun)

    a laggard


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