1. Also called lager beer. a beer stored from six weeks to six months for aging before use.

verb (used with object)

  1. to age (beer) usually by storing in tanks at just-below freezing temperatures for several weeks or months.

noun, verb (used with or without object) South African.

  1. laager.


  1. a camp or encampment, especially within a protective circle of wagons.

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to arrange or encamp in a laager.


  1. a light-bodied effervescent beer, fermented in a closed vessel using yeasts that sink to the bottom of the brewCompare ale


  1. a variant spelling of laager


  1. (in Africa) a camp, esp one defended by a circular formation of wagons
  2. military a place where armoured vehicles are parked


  1. to form (wagons) into a laager
  2. (tr) to park (armoured vehicles) in a laager

n.1858, American English, short for lager beer (1845), from German Lagerbier “beer brewed for keeping” some months before being drunk, from Lager “storehouse” (see lair) + Bier “beer.”

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