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  1. the owner or holder of a homestead.
  2. a settler under the Homestead Act.
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Origin of homesteader

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; homestead + -er1
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Examples from the Web for homesteader

Historical Examples

  • "I——," but Dan had turned his back and his attention to the homesteader.

    The Best Short Stories of 1920


  • A half hour passed and every homesteader was sleeping soundly.

  • I paused one afternoon to talk to a homesteader on the prairie.

  • The young Homesteader left without confiding his plans to anybody.


    Arthur G. Burgoyne

  • Is not this the history of the frontiersman or homesteader everywhere at all times?

British Dictionary definitions for homesteader


  1. a person owning a homestead
  2. US and Canadian a person who acquires or possesses land under a homestead law
  3. a person taking part in a homesteading scheme
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