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A place inhabited by a wild animal, often a cave or a hole in the ground.
(figuratively) A place inhabited by a criminal or criminals, a superhero or a supervillain.
From Old English leġer (“couch, bed”), from Proto-Germanic *legrą, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ-.
Middle English from Old English leger legh- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
She whirled, but the vamp that had led her into the underground lair blocked the doorway.
You want to go into Jonny's lair?
Like some huge many-limbed animal, the regiment began to prepare its lair and its food.
Can I specify the precise location for my new lair?
He formed a lair somewhere in the forest, and became solitary.
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