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back +‎ settler


backsettler (plural backsettlers)

  1. One living in the back or outlying districts of a community.
    The English backsettlers of Leinster and Munster. — Macaulay.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for backsettler in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)