- a person who rents and works a small farm, especially in Scotland or northern England.
Origin of crofter
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Examples from the Web for crofter
The crofter's cattle went down in the disease, and one of them died.Cattle and Cattle-breeders
It was heads, and I was solemnly ordered to adhere to Crofter.
But, as Crofter only smiled, he turned on his heel and strode out of the room.
Crofter was not conferring a favour on me; only making a convenience of me.
Crofter and Wales were first outside, looking as white as milk.
- British an owner or tenant of a small farm, esp in Scotland or northern England
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