Settler Set"tler, n. 1. One who settles, becomes fixed, established, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. Especially, one who establishes himself in a new region or a colony; a colonist; a planter; as, the first settlers of New England. [1913 Webster]

3. That which settles or finishes; hence, a blow, etc., which settles or decides a contest. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

4. A vessel, as a tub, in which something, as pulverized ore suspended in a liquid, is allowed to settle. [1913 Webster]

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