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noun (1)

lea·​guer ˈlē-gər How to pronounce leaguer (audio)
: a military camp
: siege


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leaguered; leaguering; leaguers


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noun (2)

leagu·​er ˈlē-gər How to pronounce leaguer (audio)
: a member of a league

Examples of leaguer in a Sentence

Verb an impregnable fortress that not even the mightiest army on earth would venture to leaguer
Recent Examples on the Web
That’s pretty much the script Duran has followed as a big leaguer, save the championship part. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Sep. 2023 Bradish becoming an ace Bradish, a Peoria, Arizona, native, pitched in his home state for the first time as a big leaguer Saturday. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 3 Sep. 2023 Fantasy leaguers respond to this dilemma by loading up on top wide receivers initially and then sorting through the remaining bin of running backs. David Dorey, USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2023 The photo was liked on social media by several former and current major leaguers including Nick Castellanos, CC Sabathia and Randy Johnson. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 21 Aug. 2023 Vanden Bos had brought many N.F.L. players there, but Strawberry was the first former major leaguer. Michael Bamberger, New York Times, 18 Aug. 2023 Aven sees the similarities, and that’s coming from a former big leaguer who once played in the same organization as Lofton. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 6 Aug. 2023 Seeing that made the idea of becoming a big leaguer palpable. Julian McWilliams, BostonGlobe.com, 13 July 2023 He’s also been more willing to show off his speed — which ranks in the top 12% of qualified big leaguers — and base running ability, turning singles into doubles and doubles into triples. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 13 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


Noun (1)

Dutch leger; akin to Old High German legar bed — more at lair

Noun (2)

league entry 2

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1537, in the meaning defined at sense 1


circa 1720, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leaguer was in 1537

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Cite this Entry

“Leaguer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaguer. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a member of a league
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