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Noun: squatter  skwó-tu(r)
  1. Someone who lives in an unoccupied building or occupies land without permission
  2. Someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it
    - homesteader, nester
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

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

Encyclopedia: Squatter