Definition of Stalag in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstäläɡ/


(In World War II) a German prison camp, especially for noncommissioned officers and privates.
Example sentences
  • Having been shot down over Berlin, Roy was captured by the Nazis and sent to the Stalag 6 prisoner of war camp.
  • And stamped on the inside cover is the imprint of the Stalag where he spent the latter part of WWII, having been shot down over Germany on a fighter mission.
  • He was incarcerated in three different Stalags prior to his escape and repatriation.


German, contraction of Stammlager, from Stamm 'base, main stock' + Lager 'camp'.

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Syllabification: Sta·lag

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