• (GA) IPA: /ˈsɛt.lɚ/, /ˈsɛt.l̩.ɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈsɛt.lə/, /ˈsɛt.l̩.ə/

settler (plural settlers)

  1. Someone who settles in a new location, especially one who takes up residence in a previously uninhabited place; a colonist.
    the first settlers of New England
  2. Someone who decides or settles something, such as a dispute.
  3. (colloquial) That which settles or finishes, such as a blow that decides a contest.
  4. (British) The person in a betting shop who calculates the winnings.
  5. A drink which settles the stomach, especially a bitter drink, often a nightcap.
  6. A vessel, such as a tub, in which something, such as pulverized ore suspended in a liquid, is allowed to settle.
    • 2011, C. P. Leslie Grady, Jr., ‎Glen T. Daigger, ‎Nancy G. Love, Biological Wastewater Treatment, Third Edition (page 189)
      First, there will be little reaction in the settler so that the concentrations of soluble constituents in the recycle stream are the same as those in the bioreactor.
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