Alternative formsEdit


Afrikaans leger, lager ‎(camp).



laager ‎(plural laagers)

  1. A defensive encampment encircled by wagons, especially by South African Boers.
    • James Bryce
      Wagons [] can be readily formed into a laager, a camp, by being drawn into a circle, with the oxen placed inside and so kept safe from the attacks of wild beasts.
  2. (military) A temporary formation of armoured vehicles for resupply.

Usage notesEdit

  • Not to be confused with: lager beer.

See alsoEdit


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.
  2. (intransitive) To camp in a circular formation.
    • 2000, Jeff Dossett, Delayed Detonation (page 44)
      That evening, we laagered close to a large open area covered with elephant grass about six feet high.


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