Definition of share-farmer in English:

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chiefly Australian /NZ
A tenant farmer who receives an agreed share of the profits from the owner.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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.




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