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homesteader

[hohm-sted-er] /ˈhoʊmˌstɛd ər/
noun
1.
the owner or holder of a homestead.
2.
a settler under the Homestead Act.
Origin of homesteader
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; homestead + -er1
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  • He was a homesteader who taught the McClure school that winter, a slim, round-shouldered chap, rather frail in physique.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh Edith Eudora Kohl
  • "I——," but Dan had turned his back and his attention to the homesteader.

  • No more unhappy irony can befall the homesteader than to burn down his shack in his attempts to warm it.

    Neighbours Robert Stead
  • A half hour passed and every homesteader was sleeping soundly.

    Virginia of Elk Creek Valley Mary Ellen Chase
  • The nearest neighbor, from twenty miles away, visited the homesteader's shack, and introduced himself.

  • I paused one afternoon to talk to a homesteader on the prairie.

    Watched by Wild Animals Enos A. Mills
  • Inquiry at Culbertson located a homesteader and his boy, anxious for work, and the two were engaged.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams
  • The young homesteader left without confiding his plans to anybody.

    Homestead Arthur G. Burgoyne
  • On this we hung a few pictures, and when the homesteader appeared at the door, he stood amazed at our fine appearance.

    Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Is not this the history of the frontiersman or homesteader everywhere at all times?

British Dictionary definitions for homesteader

homesteader

/ˈhəʊmˌstɛdə/
noun
1.
a person owning a homestead
2.
(US & Canadian) a person who acquires or possesses land under a homestead law
3.
a person taking part in a homesteading scheme
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