- a general term for alcohol made with bottom fermenting yeast (usually by decoction mashing); originally it had been brewed in March or April and matured until September
- a camp defended by a circular development of wagons
- Lager beer.
1858, United states English, short for lager alcohol (1845), from German Lagerbier "beer brewed for maintaining" some months before becoming intoxicated, from Lager "storehouse" (see lair) + Bier "beer."
- spare parts depot
- camp [fig.]
- storage place
- shop [storing place]
- shops [stocks]
It is also used for preparing shoemaker's wax, as a flux for soldering metals, for pitching lager beer casks, for rosining the bows of musical instruments and numerous minor purposes.