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Leaguer \Lea"guer\, n. [D. leger camp, bed, couch, lair. See Lair, and cf. Beleaguer.]

  1. The camp of a besieging army; a camp in general.
    --b. Jonson.

  2. A siege or beleaguering. [R.]
    --Sir W. Scott.


Leaguer \Lea"guer\, v. t. To besiege; to beleaguer. [Obs.]


Etymology 1 n. 1 A siege 2 The camp of a besieging army; a camp in general. 3 A measure of liquid vb. (context obsolete English) To besiege; to beleaguer. Etymology 2

n. (context usually in compounds English) A person in a league


Usage examples of "leaguer".

Carlos Pena had transformed himself from a player Billy Beane coveted more than any other minor leaguer into a player everyone valued more highly than Billy did.

In order to keep the High-Binders and the Epworth Leaguers both on his Staff at one and the same time, he had to be some Equilibrist, so he never hoisted a Slug except in his own Office, where he kept it behind the Supreme Court Reports.

These were in the main the same as those of the soldier of fortune, but when their ideas differed upon any point, there arose forthwith such a cross-fire of military jargon, such speech of estacados and palisados, such comparisons of light horse and heavy, of pikemen and musqueteers, of Lanzknechte, Leaguers, and on-falls, that the unused ear became bewildered with the babble.

I cannot help feeling that it would have been better if the majority of Leaguers had done some bit of constructive work towards a Distributist world and sweated out of their system the irritability that found vent in some of their quarrels.

Brim watched the dazed Leaguers freeze in place and warily turn toward his fieldpiece, waiting.

Hogath-37, where the Leaguers are trying to tear ibo our Tandor-Ra conference.

It is to be deplored that some of the Leaguers themselves--you know, we number in our ranks many small farmers, ignorant Portuguese and foreigners--have listened to these stories and have permitted a feeling of uneasiness to develop among them.

Even though it were admitted that fraudulent means had been employed in the elections, which, of course, I personally do not admit, I do not think it would make very much difference in the confidence which the vast majority of the Leaguers repose in their chiefs.

When Annixter got back to Osterman, he found a number of the Leaguers already assembled.

Presley told them of the decision of the Leaguers not to fire until fired upon.

On either side, some five feet intervening between each man, stood the other Leaguers, their revolvers ready.

In the ditch, shoulder deep, the Leaguers, ready, watchful, waited in silence, their eyes fixed on the white shimmer of the road leading to Guadalajara.

In absolute quiet, standing motionless in their places, the Leaguers watched the approach of the marshal.

Behrman and Ruggles, from their seats in the buggy, interposed a sentence or two into the conversation, but at first, so far as the Leaguers could discern, neither Magnus nor the marshal paid them any attention.

He made a gesture, pointing back to the ditch, showing the intrenched Leaguers to the posse.