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laager

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EtymologyEdit

Afrikaans leger, lager (camp).

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NounEdit

laager (plural laagers)

  1. A defensive encampment encircled by wagons, especially by South African Boers.
  2. (military) A temporary formation of armoured vehicles for resupply.

Usage notesEdit

  • Not to be confused with: lager beer.

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VerbEdit

laager (third-person singular simple present laagers, present participle laagering, simple past and past participle laagered)

  1. (transitive) To arrange in a circular formation for defence.
    • H. Rider Haggard
      At the foot of this isolated mount, whereof the aspect somehow filled me with alarm, we camped on the night of January 21, taking no precautions against attack by way of laagering the wagons.

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