Backsettler Back"set"tler (b[a^]k"s[e^]t"l[~e]r), n. [Back, a. + settler.] One living in the back or outlying districts of a community. [1913 Webster]

The English backsettlers of Leinster and Munster. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] ||

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