Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of a league; a confederate; one who belongs to a league of individuals or parties within a state: as, the French leaguers fought against both Henry III. and Henry IV.
  • To beleaguer; besiege.
  • noun A camp; especially, the camp of a besieging army; a besieging force.
  • noun Investment of a town or fort by an army; a siege or besiegement.
  • noun Association in a league; leagued or confederate action.
  • noun A large cask; a tun; specifically (nautical), a cask for water holding 159 imperial gallons, carried on vessels before the introduction of water-tanks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The camp of a besieging army; a camp in general.
  • noun rare A siege or beleaguering.
  • transitive verb obsolete To besiege; to beleaguer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun usually in compounds A person in a league
  • noun A siege
  • noun A measure of liquid
  • verb obsolete To besiege; to beleaguer.

Etymologies

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league +‎ -er

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From Dutch leger ("army")

Examples

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  • A military camp, esp. one engaged in a siege; an investing force (adapt. fr. Dutch leger camp).

    August 6, 2008