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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Yager \Ya"ger\ (?; 277), n. [G. j[aum]ger a hunter, from jagen to chase, hunt.] (Mil.) In the German army, one belonging to a body of light infantry armed with rifles, resembling the chasseur of the French army. [Written also jager.] [1913 Webster]