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Lagan (lăg´ən), river, c.40 mi (60 km) long, rising in Slieve Croob, SE Northern Ireland. It flows NW, then NE past Lisburn to Belfast Lough at Belfast. The port of Belfast and its shipbuilding yards are located at the mouth of the Lagan; a canal joins the river to Lough Neagh.

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lagan goods or wreckage on the sea bottom. XVI. —OF., perh. f. ON. lagn-, as in lǫgn, g. lagnar drag-net, f. Gmc. *laʒ-LAY1.