rag(redirected from were on the rag)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
a. a small piece of cloth, such as one torn from a discarded garment, or such pieces of cloth collectively
b. (as modifier): a rag doll
2. Brit slang, esp naval a flag or ensign
in British universities
a. a period, usually a week, in which various events are organized to raise money for charity, including a procession of decorated floats and tableaux
b. (as modifier): rag day
a piece of ragtime music
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Any of various hard, coarse, rubbly, or shell rocks that weather with a rough, irregular surface, such as a flaggy sandstone or limestone used as a building stone. Also known as ragstone.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A large roofing slate that has one edge untrimmed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.