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laager

or la·ger

[ lah-ger ]
/ ˈlɑ gər /
South African.
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noun
a camp or encampment, especially within a protective circle of wagons.
verb (used with or without object)
to arrange or encamp in a laager.
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Origin of laager

1840–50; <Afrikaans laer, earlier lager; cognate with German Lager camp. See lair1

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British Dictionary definitions for laager

laager

lager

/ (ˈlɑːɡə) /

noun
(in Africa) a camp, esp one defended by a circular formation of wagons
military a place where armoured vehicles are parked
verb
to form (wagons) into a laager
(tr) to park (armoured vehicles) in a laager

Word Origin for laager

C19: from Afrikaans lager, via German from Old High German legar bed, lair
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