Definition of the noun laager
What does laager mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: laagers
- a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons
Alternative definition of the noun laager
- A defensive encampment encircled by wagons, especially by South African Boers.
- [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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The 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, ...
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 ...
Chandler'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 ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)
latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature by Day Otis Kellogg, William Robertson Smith
Occasionally a Boer laager would be come upon, from which its inmates, surprised at the rapidity and resolution of General French's movements, had just cleared out, and the cavalrymen would for the time riot on hot bread, poultry, and meat, ...
by James Minahan
The increasing isolation of South Africa in die 1970s forced the Afrikaners into a " laager" mentality, emulating the old circled wagons of the pioneer era to show solidarity against world opinion. Several extremist organizations grew out of the ...
by Carl Cavanagh Hodge
in which a Zulu force had attacked a Boer laager and killed 41 men, 56 women, and 97 children in violation ...
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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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