claim-jumper

[kleym-juhm-per]

Origin of claim-jumper

First recorded in 1825–35
Related formsclaim-jump·ing, noun
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Examples from the Web for claim-jumping

Historical Examples of claim-jumping

  • I really think I should have been more successful than I was at claim-jumping.

    A Damaged Reputation

    Harold Bindloss

  • There is no claim-jumping, as the Canadian laws are rigid and well enforced.

  • He was in well-boring or insurance or claim-jumping, or something--I've forgotten which.

  • He was in well-boring or insurance or claim-jumping, or something—I've forgotten which.

  • "He's a bit of a rogue, and claim-jumping isn't a creditable profession," Andrew replied.

    For the Allinson Honor

    Harold Bindloss