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leaguer

2
[lee-ger]Archaic.
verb (used with object)
  1. to besiege.
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noun
  1. a siege.
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Origin of leaguer

2
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 leaguered

Historical Examples of leaguered

  • Who foremost now to climb the leaguered wall, The first to triumph, or the first to fall?

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • The wastes of the Bernina stretch above, and round about are leaguered some of the most forbidding sharp-toothed peaks I ever saw.

  • Still his heart was full of hope of saving all he held dear in the leaguered city.

  • The soldier took no notice of her denial; he felt too sure of his fact to hold other than pity for the leaguered lady.

    The Lady of Loyalty House

    Justin Huntly McCarthy


British Dictionary definitions for leaguered

leaguer

1
noun archaic
  1. an encampment, esp of besiegers
  2. the siege itself
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Word Origin for leaguer

C16: from Dutch leger siege; related to lair 1

leaguer

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noun
  1. mainly US and Canadian a member of a league
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