Definition of encroacher in US English:



  • See encroach

    • ‘The Forest Department has to be given the muscle to evict encroachers and control stray dog numbers within the park.’
    • ‘It is obvious that a large proportion of the forest area is in the possession of encroachers in connivance with real estate agents, politicians and government officials.’
    • ‘The lake was dangerously shallow, and encroachers were already living in some parts of it.’
    • ‘‘They are illegal encroachers,’ I've heard people say of slum dwellers, ‘they breed like rabbits.’’
    • ‘His land is also being illegally occupied by encroachers.’
    • ‘The Forest Conservation Act of 1980, ostensibly meant to protect the environment, in effect reduced tribal communities to encroachers and thieves in their traditional habitat.’