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laager

[lah-ger] /ˈlɑ gər/
noun
1.
a camp or encampment, especially within a protective circle of wagons.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2.
to arrange or encamp in a laager.
Also, lager.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Afrikaans laer, earlier lager; cognate with German Lager camp. See lair1
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British Dictionary definitions for laager

laager

/ˈlɑːɡə/
noun
1.
(in Africa) a camp, esp one defended by a circular formation of wagons
2.
(military) a place where armoured vehicles are parked
verb
3.
to form (wagons) into a laager
4.
(transitive) to park (armoured vehicles) in a laager
Word Origin
C19: from Afrikaans lager, via German from Old High German legar bed, lair
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