cliff dweller

noun

Definition of cliff dweller

1 often capitalized C&D
a : a member of a prehistoric American Indian people of the southwestern U.S. who built their homes on rock ledges or in the natural recesses of canyon walls and cliffs
b : a member of any cliff-dwelling people
2 : a resident of a large usually metropolitan apartment building

cliff dwelling

noun

First Known Use of cliff dweller

1875

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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