from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A defensive encampment encircled by armored vehicles or wagons.
- intransitive v. To camp in a defensive encirclement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A defensive encampment encircled by wagons, especially by South African Boers.
- n. A temporary formation of armoured vehicles for resupply.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A camp, especially one surrounded by a circular formation of travelers' wagons for temporary defense.
- v. To form into, or camp in, a laager, or protected camp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In South Africa, an encampment; an inclosure for temporary defense formed of the wagons of a traveling party.
- To arrange in such a way as to form a defensive inclosure; arrange so as to form a laager: as, to laager wagons.
- To halt and form a laager; encamp in a laager: as, we laagered five miles farther on.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons
Alteration of obsolete Afrikaans lager, probably from German Lager, camp, lair, from Middle High German leger, bed, lair, from Old High German legar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Afrikaans leger, lager ("camp"). (Wiktionary)