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Monday word: laager

laager  (lä′gər), noun.
1. An encampment protected by a circle of wagons or armored vehicles.
2. (miltary) A place where armored vehicles are parked.

Etymology:  1800s, from Afrikaans lager; the definition involving a circle of wagons is South African in orgin.  The Afrikaans word is probably from Dutch leger, bed or camp.
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