Laager meaning

lägər
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A defensive encampment encircled by wagons, especially by South African Boers.
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(military) A temporary formation of armoured vehicles for resupply.
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A defensive encampment encircled by armored vehicles or wagons.
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To camp in a defensive encirclement.
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A temporary camp within an encircling barricade of wagons, etc.
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To form into a laager.
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To camp in a laager.
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Origin of laager

  • Alteration of obsolete Afrikaans lager probably from German Lager camp, lair from Middle High German leger bed, lair from Old High German legar legh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Afrikaans leger, lager (“camp”).

    From Wiktionary