- 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
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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