laager

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noun laa·ger \ˈlä-gər\

Definition of laager

  1. 1 South Africa :  camp; especially :  an encampment protected by a circle of wagons or armored vehicles

  2. 2 :  a defensive position, policy, or attitude

laager

intransitive verb

Origin and Etymology of laager

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


First Known Use: 1850

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