lagging

Definition of lagging

 (Entry 1 of 2)

present participle of lag entry 2 , lag entry 5 , lag entry 6

lagging

noun
lag·​ging | \ ˈla-giŋ How to pronounce lagging (audio) \

Definition of lagging (Entry 2 of 2)

: a lag (see lag entry 4 sense 2) or material used for making lags: such as
a : material for thermal insulation especially around a cylindrical object
b : planking used especially for preventing cave-ins in earthwork or for supporting an arch during construction

First Known Use of lagging

Noun

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lagging was in 1851

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18 May 2021

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“Lagging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lagging. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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lagging

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lagging

British : a special material that is used to cover something (such as a pipe) to keep it from losing or gaining heat

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