Meaning of “homesteader” in the English Dictionary

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"homesteader" in British English

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homesteadernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhəʊmˌsted.ər/ us /ˈhoʊmˌsted.ɚ/ US

someone who goes to live and grow crops on land given by the government, especially in the past:

In the 1800s, thousands of homesteaders settled on the prairies of the western US

(Definition of “homesteader” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)