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Squatter

squatter

1. One who squats; specifically, one who settles unlawfully upon land without a title. In the united states and australia the term is sometimes applied also to a person who settles lawfully upon government land under permission and restrictions, before acquiring title. In such a tract, squatters and trespassers were tolerated to an extent now unknown. (Macaulay)

2. (Science: zoology) See squat snipe, under Squat.


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