a camp or encampment, especially within a protective circle of wagons.
verb (used with or without object)
to arrange or encamp in a laager.
Origin of laager
< Afrikaans laer,
cognate with German Lager
camp. See lair1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for laager
Historical Examples of laager
There are said to be several commandos in laager on the Border.
The Mayor's wife, with her two children, was an inmate of the Women's Laager.
"Then hold a light so that I can see how to climb into the laager," he said.
"Come, let us see about the waggons," and we walked towards the laager.
Forward they sped straight to the laager, striving to force a way in.
British Dictionary definitions for laager
(in Africa) a camp, esp one defended by a circular formation of wagons
military a place where armoured vehicles are parked
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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