Leaguer definition

lēgər
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The camp especially of a besieging army.
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A siege.
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One that belongs to a league.
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A siege.
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A besieging army.
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Its camp.
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(obs.) To besiege; beleaguer.
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A member of a league.
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We must break the leaguer of the city.

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The camp of a besieging army; a camp in general.

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A measure of liquid.

Excise duty had to be paid on each leaguer of brandy exported. (1794, Cape of Good Hope)

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(obsolete) To besiege; to beleaguer.
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(usually in compounds) A person in a league.

I'm not a major-leaguer; I just play baseball.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
leaguer
Plural:
leaguers

Origin of leaguer

  • Dutch leger lair, camp from Middle Dutch lēgher lair, camp, siege legh- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Dutch leger (“army")

    From Wiktionary

  • league +"Ž -er

    From Wiktionary