See also: Nester

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

nest +‎ -er

NounEdit

nester (plural nesters)

  1. One who nests.
  2. (US, historical) A person who intends to settle in an area without permanent residents; a settler, as distinct from an explorer or pioneer.
    • 1964, John Hendrix, If I Can Do It Horseback: A Cow-Country Sketchbook, page 22:
      As cow camps were succeeded by the nesters, and towns came to grow at their sites, the springs continued to serve mankind both in an industrial way and as a playground for the ever-increasing population.

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