Definition of sangar in English:


Line breaks: san¦gar
Pronunciation: /ˈsaŋɡə
(also sanga)


A small protected structure used for observing or firing from, which is built up from the ground.
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  • Razor wire was strung between the RPA and Australian accommodation and elsewhere around the compound, and security was further enhanced with the building of sangars, bunkers and strong points.
  • In rocky terrain, where digging is difficult, boulders are used to build sangars, which serve the same purpose.
  • The Newtownhamilton sangar, built only three years ago, was to all intents and purposes, a large empty shed beside a helicopter landing pad some distance from the military base in the town.


mid 19th century: from Pashto, probably from Persian sang 'stone'.

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