verb (used without object), strag·gled, strag·gling.
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Origin of straggle
OTHER WORDS FROM stragglestrag·gler, nounstrag·gling·ly, adverb
Words nearby straggle
Example sentences from the Web for straggling
In the straggling line battleships and cruisers, armoured and unarmoured, were mingled together.Famous Sea Fights|John Richard Hale
I pushed my way between the straggling legs of a big fisher lad, and peered over with the rest.John Ingerfield and Other Stories|Jerome K. Jerome
Hence all straggling hairs are sedulously and constantly eradicated.The Manbos of Mindano|John M. Garvan
The smoke has not been produced by their straggling camp-fires; it indicates the location of a permanent village.The Delight Makers|Adolf Bandelier
Hundreds of soldiers were straggling in disorder, many of them on leave but many deserting.With the Turks in Palestine|Alexander Aaronsohn