Webster 1913 Edition
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
Lags, collectively; narrow planks extending from one rib to another in the centering of arches.
Webster 1828 Edition
The nurse went lagging after with the child.
lagging (comparative more lagging, superlative most lagging)
- falling behind, not keeping up the pace
- Occurring after; indicating the later phase of
- 1944, David Hay Surgeoner, Radio for aeroplanes, page 34:
- A leading wave is one which reaches its maximum value before another, which is thus a lagging wave
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:lagging.
- (occurring after): leading, concurrent
- lagging indicator
lagging (usually uncountable, plural laggings)
- The covering of something with strips of felt, wood etc, either as insulation or for protection.
- The material so used.
- (slang, countable) A prison sentence.
- present participle of lag