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A German prisoner of war camp for officers and enlisted personnel.
[German, short for Stammlager, base camp : Stamm, base, stem (from Middle High German stam, from Old High German; see stā- in Indo-European roots) + Lager, camp, bed (from Middle High German leger, from Old High German legar, bed, lair; see lager).]
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stalag(ˈstælæɡ; German ˈʃtalak)
(Historical Terms) a German prisoner-of-war camp in World War II, esp for noncommissioned officers and other ranks
[short for Stammlager base camp, from Stamm base (related to stem1) + Lager camp]
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sta•lag(ˈstæl əg, ˈstɑ lɑg)
a German military camp in World War II for prisoners of war.
[1940–45; < German, short for Sta(mm)lag(er)=Stamm cadre, main body + Lager camp]
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