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Meaning of LAGGING

Pronunciation:  'laging

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  used to wrap around pipes or boilers or laid in attics to prevent loss of heat
 

LAGGING is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: insulant, insulating material, insulation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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}.

2. Lags, collectively; narrow planks extending from one rib
   to another in the centering of arches.

 
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