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Definition of the noun laager

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noun - plural: laagers

  1. a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons

Alternative definition of the noun laager


  1. A defensive encampment encircled by wagons, especially by South African Boers.
  2. [military] A temporary formation of armoured vehicles for resupply.


Laager: A laager, also known as a wagon fort, is a mobile fortification made of wagons arranged into a rectangle, a circle or other shape and possibly joined with each other, an improvised military camp.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1904)

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach

Laager, la'ger (Dutch, *a camp8), in South Africa, an encampment more or less fortified. The original Boer laager is an enclosure made of the wagons of a traveling party for defense against enemies. Laaland, la'land, or Lol'land, an island of ...

Google previewThe Americana (1912)

a universal reference library, comprising the arts and sciences, literature, history, biography, geography, commerce, etc., of the world by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

The original Boer laager is an enclosure made of the wagons of a traveling party for defense against enemies. Laaland, la'land, or Lol'land, an island of Denmark, in the Baltic Sea. Its greatest length, southeast to northwest, is 36 miles ...

Google previewContemporary India and South Africa (2013)

Legacies, Identities, Dilemmas by Sujata Patel, Tina Uys

Laager is an Afrikaans word referring to a defensive encampment encircled by wagons (during the conflicts against the Zulus). It would refer to becoming inward looking and adopting a defensive parochial outlook. This is what Amartya Sen ...

Google previewAfrica Policy Update

To argue that we may push some "liberals" into the laager is a false argument; they are already there, the Zambian said. (4) Americans ...

Google previewTraveller Tales of South Africa (1900)

Or Stories which Picture Recent History by Hezekiah Butterworth

A laager is a defence formed of ...

Google previewCultures of Violence (2013)

Racial violence and the origins of segregation in South Africa and the American South by Ivan Evans

A laager is a camp that nineteenth-century Boer trekkers created by forming a circle of wagons. The formation became a symbol of either the obduracy or, for Afrikaners, the gritty determination of Afrikaners in the twentieth century. 3 Dubow ...

Google previewLed Soldiers

The term laager means camp. Laagered is a 211 Another sleepless night.

Google previewKwaZulu-Natal Heritage Sites (2006)

A Guide to Some Great Places by Sue Derwent

Voortrekker laagers A laager is a defensive strategy in which. Vaortrekker leader Piet Retief lies buried at the foot ofkwaMatiwane, the Hill of Execution, Sixty-four bronze ox wagons mark the site of the battle. This, together with the veiled threat ...

Google previewThe Frightened Land (2006)

Land, Landscape and Politics in South Africa in the Twentieth Century by Jennifer Beningfield

A laager is a circular enclosure formed by the temporary linking of ox wagons end to end, enabling the Voortrekkers to repel attacks by shooting from within a shield formed by the wagons. Another trekker leader, Louis Trichardt, ...

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

laager, lager A laager is an encampment, especially one in the open marked out by a circle of wagons. Lager is a light beer. labium In ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Colonial Conflicts [2 volumes] (2016)

by Timothy J. Stapleton

On April 1, the Eshowe Relief Column formed a square, entrenched wagon laager on a knoll close to the burned kwaGingindlovu ikhanda (military homestead) just south of the Nyezane River. It corners were strengthened by 9- pounder guns, ...

Google previewChandler's Encyclopedia (1898)

An Epitome of Universal Knowledge ... by William Henry Chandler

KUKENBERG— KYOTO LAAGER— LABRADOR LABRADOR DUCK- LACEKTILIA LACEWING FLY— LACTOSE LACTOSES— LAFAYETTE COLLEGE. 839 and Mohammedanism. They are broken up into warring sects that hate the ...

Google previewAmerican Revisions and Additions to the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1892)

LAAGER, a South African word meaning an encampment more or less fortified. The original laager of the Boers was an inclosure formed by drawing together several wagons, within which inclosure the cattle could be herded at night.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] (2011)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker

missions fired by supporting artillery to keep Communist forces off balance and away from the night laager positions. Tanks were prime targets for VC and People's Army of Vietnam ...

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Laager of Wagons, Voortrekker Monument

The laager of wagons around the Voortrekker Monument.

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Scrabble value of L1A1A1G2E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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