land-grabber

[ land-grab-er ]
/ ˈlændˌgræb ər /

noun

a person who seizes land illegally or underhandedly.

Origin of land-grabber

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

Definition for landgrabber (2 of 2)

land grab

or land-grab


noun

the seizing of land by a nation, state, or organization, especially illegally, underhandedly, or unfairly.

Related forms

land-grab·ber, noun
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Examples from the Web for landgrabber

  • Landgrabber, name given in Ireland to one in the possession or occupancy of land from which another has been evicted.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood