land-grabber

[ land-grab-er ]
/ ˈlændˌgræb ər /

noun

a person who seizes land illegally or underhandedly.

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Origin of land-grabber

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Example sentences from the Web for land-grabber

  • 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