a German prisoner-of-war camp, esp. in WWII
Origin of StalagGerman ; from sta(mm)lag(er) ; from stamm, a base, literally , stem + lager, a camp: see lair
A German prisoner of war camp for officers and enlisted personnel.
Origin of stalagGerman, short for Stammlager, base camp : Stamm, base, stem (from Middle High German stam, from Old High German; see st&amacron;- in Indo-European roots) + Lager, camp, bed (from Middle High German leger, from Old High German legar, bed, lair; see lager).