Definition of nester in English:


Syllabification: nest·er
Pronunciation: /ˈnestər


  • 1A bird that nests in a specified manner or place: redstarts are nesters here hole-nesters See also empty nester.
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    • Not surprisingly the grey wagtail is a scarce nester in Norfolk.
    • These birds are common nesters at airfields and airports throughout their range.
    • European Starlings are cavity nesters, and nests are generally located in natural hollows, old woodpecker holes, birdhouses, or building eaves and crevices.
  • 2A squatter who occupies rangeland in the US West.

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