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settler   WordNet 2.0

- a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country

 
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- a clerk in a betting shop who calculates the winnings

 
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- a negotiator who settles disputes

 
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Settler   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. One who settles, becomes fixed, established, etc.

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

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

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

 
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