Meaning of share-farmer in English:



mainly Australian, mainly New Zealand
  • A tenant farmer who receives an agreed share of the profits from the owner.

    ‘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.’