1. (Machinery) The clothing (especially, an outer, wooden covering), as of a steam cylinder, applied to prevent the radiation of heat; a covering of lags; -- called also deading and cleading.2. Lags, collectively; narrow planks extending from one rib to another in the centering of arches.
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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
lagging Present participle of lag.
Adjective 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
(occurring after): leading, concurrent
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