- Also called lager beer. a beer stored from six weeks to six months for aging before use.
verb (used with object)
- 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.
- a camp or encampment, especially within a protective circle of wagons.
verb (used with or without object)
- to arrange or encamp in a laager.
- (in Africa) a camp, esp one defended by a circular formation of wagons
- military a place where armoured vehicles are parked
- to form (wagons) into a laager
- (tr) to park (armoured vehicles) in a laager
- a light-bodied effervescent beer, fermented in a closed vessel using yeasts that sink to the bottom of the brewCompare ale
- a variant spelling of 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.”