Definitions for laggingˈlæg ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lag•gingˈlæg ɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act of covering a boiler, oil tank, etc., with heat-insulating material.

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  2. the covering formed.

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  3. the material used.

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Origin of lagging:

1850–55; lag3+ -ing1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lagging(noun)

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


  1. lagging(Noun)

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

  2. lagging(Noun)

    The material so used

  3. lagging(Adjective)

    falling behind, not keeping up the pace

  4. lagging(Adjective)

    Occurring after; indicating the later phase of

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lagging

    of Lag

  2. 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

  3. Lagging(noun)

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

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