Definition of Claim jumper

1. Noun. One who illegally occupies property to which another has a legal claim.

Generic synonyms: Supplanter, Usurper



Definition of Claim jumper

1. Noun. One who disreputably mines land legitimately claimed by another. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Claim Jumper

claes
clafouti
clafoutis
clag
clagged
claggier
claggiest
clagging
claggy
clagnuts
clags
claim
claim agent
claim form
claim jumper (current term)
claim shanty
claim to fame
claimable
claimant
claimants
claime
claimed
claimer
claimers
claimes
claimest
claimeth
claiming
claiming race

Literary usage of Claim jumper

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1. Behind the Scenes in the Transvaal by David Mackay Wilson (1901)
"... as claim jumper—Concessions granted by President—An extraordinary Power of Attorney—Foundation of Barberton— Government reward never paid—Snake in ..."

2. An Illustrated History of Monroe County, Iowa: A Complete Civil, Political by Frank Hickenlooper (1896)
"The "Club law" was accordingly instituted by the settlers to protect themselves and their neighbors from the "claim-jumper." While it was not in strict ..."

3. The History of Agriculture in Dane County, Wisconsin by Benjamin Horace Hibbard (1905)
"... was in the protection of the squatter against the claim jumper.21 Under the system then in use it was utterly im- "Ebenezer Brigham was a justice of the ..."

4. The Argonauts of California: Being the Reminiscences of Scenes and Incidents by Charles Warren Haskins (1890)
"The big THE claim jumper. • fellow, C. Marple, who was from Philadelphia, in a very mild and persuasive tone of voice requested the US arsenal to kindly ..."

5. John Brown, 1800-1859: A Biography Fifty Years After by Oswald Garrison Villard (1910)
"Henry Thompson's part was watching, with a loaded revolver in his hand, every action of the claim-jumper until he disappeared in the distance, ..."

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