Definition of laager noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlɑːɡə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɑːɡər//
(South African English)
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(in the past) a group of wagons that were put into a circle in order to protect people in the middle They drew their wagons into a laager and set up camp. a laager mentality (= one that is not willing to accept new ideas) Word OriginSouth African Dutch, from Dutch leger, lager ‘camp’. Compare with lager and lair.