from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One, such as a bird, that nests.
  • noun Western US A squatter, homesteader, or farmer who settles in cattle-grazing territory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who nests.
  • noun A person who intends to settle in an area without permanent residents; a settler, as distinct from an explorer or pioneer.


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