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crofter

[krawf-ter, krof-]
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noun British.
  1. a person who rents and works a small farm, especially in Scotland or northern England.

Origin of crofter

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at croft1, -er1
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Examples from the Web for crofter

Historical Examples

  • The crofter's cattle went down in the disease, and one of them died.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

    William M'Combie

  • It was heads, and I was solemnly ordered to adhere to Crofter.

    Tom, Dick and Harry

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • But, as Crofter only smiled, he turned on his heel and strode out of the room.

    Tom, Dick and Harry

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • Crofter was not conferring a favour on me; only making a convenience of me.

    Tom, Dick and Harry

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • Crofter and Wales were first outside, looking as white as milk.

    Tom, Dick and Harry

    Talbot Baines Reed


British Dictionary definitions for crofter

crofter

noun
  1. British an owner or tenant of a small farm, esp in Scotland or northern England
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