squatter meaning

Pronunciation:   "squatter" in a sentence
Noun: squatter  skwótu(r)
  1. Someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it
    - homesteader, nester 
  2. Someone who settles on land without right or title
Adjective: squat (squatter,squattest)  skwót
  1. Short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
    "a little church with a squat tower"
    - chunky, dumpy, low-set, squatty, stumpy 
  2. Having a low centre of gravity; built low to the ground
    - underslung

Derived forms: squatters

See also: little, low, short, squat, squatness

Type of: colonist, interloper, intruder, settler, trespasser

Encyclopedia: Squat


n. A person unlawfully occupying land. See ADVERSE OCCUPATION; ADVERSE POSSESSION; TRESPASS.

Mobile,short-term residents who move usually to find work.


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  1. there were more than a thousand camps of squatters in britain.
  2. the peasant family is cramped tightly into a small makeshift shack in a favela, or squatter slum.
  3. squatter control is maintained by regular patrols and hut-to-hut checks
  4. coalition fighting for rehousing of urban squatters in urban areas
  5. surveyed occupancy status squatter control

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