claim-jumper

[ kleym-juhm-per ]
/ ˈkleɪmˌdʒʌm pər /

noun

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-jump·ing, noun
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