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Definition of the noun laager

What does laager mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: laagers

  1. a camp defended by a circular formation of wagons

Alternative definition of the noun laager

noun

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

Explanation

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 previewAfrica Policy Update (1978)

by Jane Wilder Jacqz

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 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. 2. This is what Amartya Sen ...

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 previewLed Soldiers

by Douglas Mayman

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

Google previewImpressions of South Africa (1897)

by James Bryce Bryce (Viscount)

such a laager is an efficient fortress, from within which a few determined marksmen have often successfully resisted the onslaught of hordes of natives. To this day an immense trade is carried on by means of ox- waggons between the points ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

A General Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, Biography, Geography, Etc., of the World; Editor-in-chief, Frederick Converse Beach ... Managing Editor, Forrest Morgan ... Assistant Editors, Nathan Haskell Dole ... Edward Thomas Roe ... Thomas Campbell Copeland ... by Frederick Converse Beach, Forrest Morgan, George Edwin Rines, E. T. Roe, Nathan Haskell Dole, Thomas Campbell Copeland

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

Google previewXX Century Cyclopaedia and Atlas (1901)

Biography, History, Art, Science and Gazeteer of the World by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Annandale

The original Boer laager is an inclo- sure made of the wagons of a travelling party for defence against enemies. Laaland (lol'lan), or LOLLAND, an island hi Denmark, s. of Seeland, and separated from Falster on the E. by the narrow Guld- ...

Google previewThe New Cabinet Cyclopaedia and Treasury of Knowledge (1895)

A Handy Book of Reference on All Subjects and for All Readers. : With about Two Thousand Pictorial Illustrations, a Complete Atlas of Sixty-four Colored Maps, and One Hundred Maps in the Text by Charles Annandale, Ainsworth Rand Spofford

The original Boer laager is an inclo- sure made of the wagons of a travelling party for defence against enemies. Laaland (lol'lan), or LOLLANP, an island in Denmark, s. of Seeland, and separated from Falster on the E. by the narrow Guld- ...

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 previewXX Century Cyclopædia (1902)

Biography, History, Art, Science and Gazeteer of the World by Charles Annandale, Ainsworth Rand Spofford

The original Boer laager is an inclo- sure made of the wagons of a travelling party for defence against enemies. Laaland (lol'lan), or Lolland, an island in Denmark, s. of Seeland, and separated from Falster on the e. by the narrow Guld- ...

Google previewTraveller Tales of South Africa (1900)

Or Stories which Picture Recent History by Hezekiah Butterworth

A laager is a defence formed of ...

Google previewThe New cabinet cyclopædia and treasury of knowledge (1892)

A handy book of reference on all subjects and for all readers. With about two thousand pictorial illustrations, a complete atlas of sixty-four colored maps, and one hundred maps in the text by Charles Annandale, Ainsworth Rand Spofford

Laager (la'ger; D. 'a camp'), in S. Africa, an encampment more or less fortified. The original Boer laager is an inclo- sure made of the wagons of a travelling party for defence against enemies. Laaland (lol'lan), or Lolland, an island in Denmark, ...

Google previewCampaigning in South Africa and Egypt (1896)

by William Charles Francis Molyneux

A laager is a fort, or a convoy of waggons drawn up in a defensive form. A com- mando is a levy of burghers under the command of a field-cornet. To spoor is to track ; a drift is a ford, and a donga is a dry watercourse with steep sides, ...

Google previewHill's Practical Reference Library of General Knowledge (1903)

by Thomas Edie Hill, William Francis Rocheleau

The original Boer laager is an enclosure made of the wagons of a traveling party for defense against enemies. Laaland (lol'lān) (or Lolland), an island in Denmark; area 462 sq. mi. The surface is low and level; the soil very fertile, yielding crops ...

Google previewA Handy Book of Reference on All Subjects and for All Readers (1900)

by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Annandale

The original Boer laager is an inclo- sure made of the wagons of a travelling party for defence against enemies. Laaland (lol'lan), or Lolland, an island in Denmark, s. of Seeland, and separated from Falster on the E. by the narrow Guld- ...

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

by William Harrison De Puy

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 previewEncyclopedia of the Vietnam War, The: A Political, Social, and Military History (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 ...

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 previewWinston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia (1919)

A Comprehensive Reference Book

in Laager £ 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.

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Laager of Wagons, Voortrekker Monument

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Laager Meaning

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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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