Definition of share-farmer in English:



Australian, NZ
  • A tenant farmer who receives an agreed share of the profits from the owner.

    • ‘As president of the Willaura Progress Association, he pressed for extension of closer settlement and in February 1907, with other Willaura share-farmers, applied successfully for an allotment on the new Lara Closer Settlement Estate.’
    • ‘However, the most efficient technology has remained within reach of family farms, some of which employ an extra labourer or share-farmer, and they still dominate the dairy scene.’