cliff dweller

cliff dweller
noun
a member of the Anasazi people living in the southwestern United States who built rock or adobe dwellings on ledges in the sides of caves
Hypernyms: ↑Anasazi

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noun
1. often capitalized C&D
a. : one of the people of the Anasazi culture of the American southwest who erected their dwellings on rock ledges or in the recesses of canyon walls and cliffs
b. : a member of any cliff-dwelling people
2. : a person who lives in a large usually metropolitan apartment building

the cliff dwellers of Chicago — M.D.Geismar

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1. (usually cap.) a member of a prehistoric people of the southwestern U.S., who were ancestors of the Pueblo Indians and built shelters in caves or on the ledges of cliffs.
2. a person who lives in an apartment house, esp. in a large city.
[1880-85, Amer.]

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cliff dweller,
1. an Indian in the southwestern United States who lived in prehistoric times in a cave or a house built into a cliff. They were ancestors of the Pueblos.
2. Slang. a person living in a large apartment house; city dweller.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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