laager

noun
laa·​ger | \ ˈlä-gər How to pronounce laager (audio) \

Definition of laager

1 South Africa : camp especially : an encampment protected by a circle of wagons or armored vehicles
2 : a defensive position, policy, or attitude

Other Words from laager

laager intransitive verb

First Known Use of laager

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for laager

obsolete Afrikaans lager (now laer), from German Lager, from Old High German legar couch — more at lair

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