Squatter



noun
1.
a person or thing that squats.
2.
a person who settles on land or occupies property without title, right, or payment of rent.
3.
a person who settles on land under government regulation, in order to acquire title.
verb (used without object), squatted or squat, squatting.
1.
to sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on one’s haunches or heels.
2.
to crouch down or cower, as an animal.
3.
to settle on or occupy property, especially otherwise unoccupied property, without any title, right, or payment of rent.
4.
to settle on public land under government regulation, in order to acquire title.
5.
Nautical. (of a vessel, especially a power vessel) to draw more water astern when in motion forward than when at rest.
verb (used with object), squatted or squat, squatting.
6.
to cause to squat.
7.
to occupy (property) as a squatter.
adjective, squatter, squattest.
8.
(of a person, animal, the body, etc.) short and thickset.
9.
low and thick or broad:
The building had a squat shape.
10.
seated or being in a squatting position; crouching.
noun
11.
the act or fact of squatting.
12.
a squatting position or posture.
13.
a weightlifting exercise in which a person squats and then returns to an erect position while holding a barbell at the back of the shoulders.
14.
Nautical. the tendency of a vessel to draw more water astern when in motion than when stationary.
15.
Slang. doodly-squat.
16.
a place occupied by squatters.
noun
1.
a person who occupies property or land to which he has no legal title
2.
(in Australia)

(formerly) a person who occupied a tract of land, esp pastoral land, as tenant of the Crown
a farmer of sheep or cattle on a large scale

3.
(in New Zealand) a 19th-century settler who took up large acreage on a Crown lease
verb (intransitive) squats, squatting, squatted
1.
to rest in a crouching position with the knees bent and the weight on the feet
2.
to crouch down, esp in order to hide
3.
(law) (transitive) to occupy land or property to which the occupant has no legal title
4.
(weightlifting) to crouch down to one’s knees and rise to a standing position while holding (a specified weight) behind one’s neck
adjective
5.
Also squatty (ˈskwɒtɪ). short and broad: a squat chair
noun
6.
a squatting position
7.
(weightlifting) an exercise in which a person crouches down and rises up repeatedly while holding a barbell at shoulder height
8.
a house occupied by squatters
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