squatter

Definitions:

  • To make a noise like a flock of wild fowl flapping their wings against or through the water.
  • To plunge into or through water.
  • One who or that which squats.
  • One who settles on new land, particularly on public land, without a title.
  • Hence One who or that which assumes domiciliary rights without a title.
  • One who obtains from the government a right of pasturage on moderate terms; also, any stock-owner.
  • In <em>ornithology</em>, same as <internalXref urlencoded="krieker">krieker</internalXref>.
  • One who squats
  • See Squat snipe, under <er>Squat</er>.
  • the right claimed by the squatters, or actual residents, of a Territory of the United States to make their own laws.
  • One who <xref>squats</xref>, sits down idly.
  • A large-scale grazier and landowner.
  • someone who settles on land without right or title
  • someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it
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