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lag·ging

 (lăg′ĭng)
n.
1.
a. A covering used to provide thermal insulation, as from a steam pipe.
b. A similar covering used to provide acoustical insulation, as on an air duct.
2.
a. A plank or set of planks forming the outer surface of a centering for the construction of an arch.
b. Any of various structural members or materials used as a protective sheathing, as on the ceiling of a mine tunnel or around a boiler.

[From lag.]
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lagging

(ˈlæɡɪŋ)
n
1. insulating material wrapped around pipes, boilers, etc, or laid in a roof loft, to prevent loss of heat
2. the act or process of applying lagging
3. (Building) a wooden frame used to support an arch during construction
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lag•ging

(ˈlæg ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of covering a boiler, oil tank, etc., with heat-insulating material.
2. the covering formed.
3. the material used.
[1850–55; lag3 + -ing1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lagging - used to wrap around pipes or boilers or laid in attics to prevent loss of heat
insulant, insulating material, insulation - a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity
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lagging

adjective
Not progressing and developing as fast as others, as in economic and social aspects:
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Translations

lagging

[ˈlægɪŋ] N (Tech) → revestimiento m calorífugo
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lagging

[ˈlægɪŋ] nenveloppe isolante, calorifuge m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

lagging

nIsolierschicht f; (= material)Isoliermaterial nt
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lagging

[ˈlægɪŋ] n (Tech) → rivestimento termo-isolante
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References in classic literature ?
'If they don't get any fresh evidence, it'll only be a summary conviction, and we shall have him back again after six weeks or so; but, if they do, it's a case of lagging. They know what a clever lad he is; he'll be a lifer.
'What do you mean by lagging and a lifer?' demanded Mr.
Jim hastened his lagging steps at this assurance of a quick relief from the dark passage, and in a few moments more they had emerged from the mountain and found themselves face to face with a new and charming country.
When the enemy seemed falling back before him and his fellows, he went instantly forward, like a dog who, seeing his foes lagging, turns and insists upon being pursued.
My valet was all impatience to follow them; and was as fidgety about my dilatory movements as a diner out waiting hat in hand at the bottom of the stairs for some lagging companion.
They came slowly lagging into camp, with weary looks, and horses jaded and wayworn.
She hurriedly ascended the narrow dimly lit stone staircase, calling to Pierre, who was lagging behind, to follow.
WASHINGTON: The 'Rethinking Lagging Regions' report, which examines convergence and disparity within the EU, highlights the danger of "low-growth traps".
The most common issue that was reported pertains to the lagging problem that's very evident once the patch has been sideloaded. 
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