adjective. spreading out in different directions.
1. Verb, gerund or present participle Pull up any straggling hair along the sides and work them into the ponytail. 2. Noun, singular or mass Eight of the oxen are released at the same time as the bulls and two of which are released afterwards to run any straggling bulls along. 3. Adjective It can be difficult to get water out of carpeting, with its deep fibers and thick pad, but this method applies weight to the area to soak up any straggling moisture.