- a member of a league.
Origin of leaguer1
- to besiege.
- a siege.
Origin of leaguer2
First recorded in 1590–1600, leaguer is from the Dutch word leger army, camp. See lair1
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Examples from the Web for leaguer
I will get me gone with an Orleans, a Kaiserlik, or a Schmalkaldner leaguer before that.The Fifth Queen Crowned</p>
Ford Madox Ford
They rode from Philadelphia to the leaguer around Boston in thirteen days.Benjamin Franklin
John Torrey Morse, Jr.
Tighe went out on a Texas leaguer that was gathered in by Larry.Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team
Well did the Cid surround it; till the leaguer closed about.The Lay of the Cid
R. Selden Rose
No, it is my friends who say, Brother Gorenflot—a fine name for a leaguer, is it not?Chicot the Jester
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
- an encampment, esp of besiegers
- the siege itself
C16: from Dutch leger siege; related to lair 1
- mainly US and Canadian a member of a league
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