- (of a hull) to droop at the center or have excessive sheer because of structural weakness.Compare hog (def. 14).
- to be driven to leeward; to make too much leeway.
- deflection downward of a hull amidships, due to structural weakness.
- leeway (def. 3).
OTHER WORDS FOR sag
Origin of sag
OTHER WORDS FROM sagan·ti·sag, adjectiveun·sag·ging, adjective
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How to use sag in a sentence
His flesh is sagging a bit, but he is still trim and looks lean, sinewy and tough.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They have one big problem: Republican midterm gains had more to do with a sagging Democrat brand than an attractive GOP platform.How a GOP Senate Can Help the Poor|Veronique de Rugy|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But most of the abandoned houses, with sagging roofs and drafty walls, are just there.Gary, Indiana Is a Serial Killer’s Playground|Justin Glawe|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My friend cannot come to our house and sit his oft-photographed posterior on our sagging cushions.How to Guest Star in Your Own Life|Annabelle Gurwitch|May 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's a ghost town now, just a handful of weathered wooden buildings sagging beneath snow.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed|Terry Greene Sterling|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Certain," said Scattergood, approaching the sheriff and drawing a huge roll of bills from his sagging trousers pocket.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
It is in the Elizabethan style, with half-timber frame and sagging tile roof.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
She grasped one of the poles between which a sagging blanket hung, and Weston, who held the ends of them, looked at her.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
As they waddled closer they puffed under the weight of heavy belts sagging with rows of odd, translucent instruments.Restricted Tool|Malcolm B. Morehart
An ordinary brass bracket is used in the center beneath the shelf, to keep it from sagging.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
British Dictionary definitions for sag
- a marshy depression in an area of glacial till, chiefly in the US Middle West
- (as modifier)sag and swell topography