lagging

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

Definition of lagging

: a lag 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

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lagging was in 1851

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“Lagging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lagging. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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lagging

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How to pronounce lagging (audio)

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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