Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: lagging  la-ging
  1. Used to wrap around pipes, boilers or laid in attics to prevent loss of heat
Verb: lag (lagged,lagging)  lag
  1. Hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    - dawdle, fall back, fall behind
     
  2. (law) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    "The suspects were lagged without trial";
    - imprison, incarcerate, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug [N. Amer], gaol [Brit], put away, remand, prison [archaic]
     
  3. Throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
     
  4. Cover with lagging to prevent heat loss
    "lag pipes"

Derived forms: laggings

See also: fall

Type of: confine, cover, detain, flip, follow, insulant, insulating material, insulation, pitch, sky, toss

Encyclopedia: Lagging

Lag