homesteader homesteader  /ˈhoʊm stɛ dər/


  • (n) someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it



  1. Practically any Western has a homesteader in trouble, and a mysterious rider shows up off the range, solves the problem over two or three days, and then rides off into the sunset.
  2. There is pathos in his childlike reverence when he hangs a homesteader for shooting a steer.
  3. At 71, Ahmed Youssef Muradsometime Montana homesteader, World War I doughboy, Kentucky restaurant owner and elder of a mosque in Damascuswas happy.


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