or la·ger

[ lah-ger ]
/ ˈlɑ gər /
South African.


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

1840–50; < Afrikaans laer, earlier lager; cognate with German Lager camp. See lair1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for laager



/ (ˈlɑːɡə) /


(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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