homesteader

[hohm-sted-er]

noun

the owner or holder of a homestead.
a settler under the Homestead Act.

Origin of homesteader

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; homestead + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for homesteader

homesteader

noun

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