laggingly, adv.
/lag"ing/, n.
1. the act of falling or staying behind.
2. lingering; loitering; slow and dragging: lagging steps.
[1590-1600; LAG1 + -ING1, -ING2]
/lag"ing/, n.
1. the act of covering a boiler, oil tank, etc., with heat-insulating material.
2. the covering formed.
3. the material used.
4. a number of boards or the like joined together side by side to line an excavation.
5. Masonry. a number of lags, taken as a whole.
[1850-55; LAG3 + -ING1]

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