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Meaning of lagging

lag•ging

Pronunciation: (lag'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of falling or staying behind.
—adj.
  1. lingering; loitering; slow and dragging: lagging steps.

lag•ging

Pronunciation: (lag'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of covering a boiler, oil tank, etc., with heat-insulating material.
  2. the covering formed.
  3. the material used.
  4. a number of boards or the like joined together side by side to line an excavation.
  5. a number of lags, taken as a whole.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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