• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Yager (Mil) In the German army, one belonging to a body of light infantry armed with rifles, resembling the chasseur of the French army.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n yager Formerly, a member of various bodies of light infantry in the armies of different German states, recruited largely from foresters, etc.; now, a member of certain special battalions or corps of infantry or cavalry, generally organized as riflemen.
    • n yager Same as jäger.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Yager yā′gėr formerly one of various bodies of light infantry in German armies, largely recruited from foresters, now one of various corps of infantry or cavalry, generally riflemen
    • Yager Also Jä′ger
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
G. jäger, a hunter, from jagen, to chase, hunt


In literature:

That day the invincible yager drew blood for the first and last time during the whole journey.
"The Oregon Trail" by Francis Parkman, Jr.
SECOND YAGER (holding the girl).
"The Camp of Wallenstein A Play" by Friedrich Schiller
Perhaps both Polish dragoon and yager were well-known military terms in 1837.
"De Quincey's Revolt of the Tartars" by Thomas De Quincey
Come to Brother George Yager's (ten miles), where we stay all night.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
At the Middle Ferry was the 71st Regiment, and a body of Yagers were at the Point House, opposite Gloucester.
"My Lady of Doubt" by Randall Parrish
At this point Manasseh's battalion was ordered to hold the hill while the yagers were pushed farther forward.
"Manasseh" by Maurus Jokai
The yager was also aimed.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
Many present identify it as the yager usually carried by Clancy.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Not the wild yager on his gait to perdition, rode so fearfully.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
We can't let those yagers and Greens take a cannon as easily as that!
"The Reckoning" by Robert W. Chambers

In news:

Steven Yager, DPM, FACFAS, and Barbara Lee, DPM.
Don Yager died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, October 14, 2012.
The only child of Ross and Thelma (Downs) Yager .
Edna Bell Yager , Indianapolis.
Edna Bell Yager , 87, died Oct 1, 2012.
State Sen Yager nixes probe into voting irregularities.
Arwood Walter "Woody" Yager , age 89, of Winsted, passed away at his residence Tuesday, May 11, 2010.
He was born Aug 19, 1920, in Howard Lake, the son of Frederich and Lydia Krohn Yager .
Yager , age 54, of Montana, formerly of Delano, died Saturday, Dec 12, 2009, of pulmonary fibrosis at Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell, MT.
Harlan Maurice Yager , age 83, of Howard Lake, died Thursday, Dec 11, 2008, as the result of an automobile accident.
He was born June 19, 1925, in rural Howard Lake, the son of Fred and Lydia (Krohn) Yager .
Make a pledge for Tyler Yager 's college fund, this weekend at the H2Oz Training Center.
The cause was heart failure, his daughter Deborah Yager said.
As his opponent Joe Yager was going for a takedown against the cage, Cruz stepped over Yager's left arm with his right leg.
5 Northwest Missouri on Homecoming Saturday in Yager Stadium.

In science:

In Bouchon-Meunier, B., Valverde, L., & Yager, R. R. (Eds.), Uncertainty in Intel ligent Systems, pp. { .
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Sangwine-Yager, Mixed volumes, in Handbook of Convex Geometry, ed. by P. M.
Random symmetrizations of measurable sets
Especially I want to mention Dominic Verity, Steve Lack, Richard Garner, Mark Weber, Tom Booker, Frank Valckenborgh, Rod Yager, Ross Moore, and Rishni Ratman.
Algebraic Definition of weak ($\infty$; n)-Categories
There is now a wide variety theoretical developments and applications of belief functions; see the volume edited by Yager and Liu (2008).
Random sets and exact confidence regions
Yager, R. and Liu, L. (eds.) (2008), Classic works of the Dempster-Shafer theory of belief functions, vol. 219, Berlin: Springer.
Random sets and exact confidence regions