noun Date: 1851 a lag or material used for making lags: 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

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  • Lagging — Lag ging, n. 1. (Mach.) 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 {deading} and {cleading}. [1913 Webster] 2. Lags, collectively; narrow… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lagging — index late (tardy), otiose Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lagging — ► NOUN ▪ material providing heat insulation for a boiler, pipes, etc …   English terms dictionary

  • lagging — [lag′iŋ] n. [< LAG2 + ING] 1. thermal insulation for wrapping around pipes, boilers, etc. 2. a wood framework to support an arch while it is being built 3. Mining planks or timber used to prevent rocks from falling in a shaft or drift …   English World dictionary

  • Lagging — Lag Lag, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lagged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lagging}.] To walk or more slowly; to stay or fall behind; to linger or loiter. I shall not lag behind. Milton. Syn: To loiter; linger; saunter; delay; be tardy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lagging — lagging1 laggingly, adv. /lag ing/, n. 1. the act of falling or staying behind. adj. 2. lingering; loitering; slow and dragging: lagging steps. [1590 1600; LAG1 + ING1, ING2] lagging2 /lag ing/, n. 1. the act of covering a boiler …   Universalium

  • lagging — adj. Lagging is used with these nouns: ↑indicator …   Collocations dictionary

  • lagging — [[t]læ̱gɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Lagging is special material which is used to cover pipes, water tanks, or the inside of a roof so that heat does not escape from them or so they do not freeze. [mainly BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • lagging — I. /ˈlægɪŋ/ (say laging) noun the act of lagging behind. {lag1 + ing1} II. /ˈlægɪŋ/ (say laging) noun 1. the act of covering a boiler, etc., with heat insulating material. 2. the covering formed. 3. the material used. 4. ( …   Australian English dictionary

  • lagging — atsilikimas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. lagging vok. Nacheilung, f rus. отставание, n pranc. retard, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • lagging — šilumos izoliacija statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Apsauga nuo šilumos mainų su aplinka. atitikmenys: angl. heat insulation; lagging; thermal insulation rus. тепловая изоляция; теплоизоляция; термоизоляция ryšiai: sinonimas – termoizoliacija …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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