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Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch leger (army), itself derived from Proto-Germanic *legrą.


leaguer (plural leaguers)

  1. A siege
    We must break the leaguer of the city.
  2. The camp of a besieging army; a camp in general.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)
  3. A measure of liquid
    Excise duty had to be paid on each leaguer of brandy exported. (1794, Cape of Good Hope)
Related terms[edit]


leaguer (third-person singular simple present leaguers, present participle leaguering, simple past and past participle leaguered)

  1. (obsolete) To besiege; to beleaguer.

Etymology 2[edit]

league +‎ -er


leaguer (plural leaguers)

  1. (usually in compounds) A person in a league
    I'm not a major-leaguer; I just play baseball.