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A defensive encampment encircled by armored vehicles or wagons.
intr.v. laa·gered, laa·ger·ing, laa·gers
To camp in a defensive encirclement.
[Alteration of obsolete Afrikaans lager, probably from German Lager, camp, lair, from Middle High German leger, bed, lair, from Old High German legar; see legh- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (in Africa) a camp, esp one defended by a circular formation of wagons
2. (Military) military a place where armoured vehicles are parked
3. to form (wagons) into a laager
4. (tr) to park (armoured vehicles) in a laager
[C19: from Afrikaans lager, via German from Old High German legar bed, lair]
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n. South African.
1. an encampment, esp. within a protective circle of wagons.v.i.
2. to camp in a laager.
[1840–50; < Afrikaans laer, earlier lager; see lair]
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Past participle: laagered
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|Noun||1.||laager - a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons|
bivouac, camp, cantonment, encampment - temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
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