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1. One, such as a bird, that nests.
2. Western US A squatter, homesteader, or farmer who settles in cattle-grazing territory.
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|Noun||1.||nester - someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it|
|2.||nester - a bird that has built (or is building) a nest|
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
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