South Afr. a temporary camp within an encircling barricade of wagons, etc.
Origin of laagerAfrikaans ; from German lager, Dutch leger, a camp: see lair
to form into a laager
to camp in a laager
A defensive encampment encircled by armored vehicles or wagons.
intransitive verblaa·gered, laa·ger·ing, laa·gers
To camp in a defensive encirclement.
Origin of laagerAlteration of obsolete Afrikaans lager, probably from German Lager, camp, lair, from Middle High German leger, bed, lair, from Old High German legar; see legh- in Indo-European roots.
- Not to be confused with: lager beer.