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[kleym-juhm-per] /ˈkleɪmˌdʒʌm pər/
a person who seizes another's claim of land, especially for mineral rights.
Origin of claim-jumper
First recorded in 1825-35
Related forms
claim-jumping, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But Alice was no claim-jumper—so long as the notice of ownership was plainly posted.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • What's the truth about that McMahon claim-jumper who was acquitted this morning?

  • The man must have been a claim-jumper, and meant to steal those papers.

    A Damaged Reputation Harold Bindloss
  • He dared the shotgun the night they run that claim-jumper off.

    Vandemark's Folly Herbert Quick
  • You make about the poorest kind of claim-jumper I ever ran up against, and I've handled quite a few in my time.

    A Damaged Reputation Harold Bindloss
  • I thought so the night we went over to run the claim-jumper off Absalom Frost's land, within a week of my joining.

    Vandemark's Folly Herbert Quick
  • Asked the claim-jumper's friend in feigned surprise, wishing that he had kept quiet.

    Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Clarence Edward Mulford
  • So long as this door was successfully held, no claim-jumper could penetrate into the tunnel or reach the shaft at the end.

    A Girl of the Klondike Victoria Cross
  • The claim-jumper dropped what was left of his burden and went hopping on, acquiring stone bruises with every leap.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
  • He had still dared to hope that this girl was of no blood kin of the claim-jumper, Jeffery Neilson.

    The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall

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