high·​land·​er | \ ˈhī-lən-dər How to pronounce highlander (audio) \

Definition of highlander

1 : an inhabitant of a highland
2 capitalized : an inhabitant of the Highlands of Scotland

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The highlanders lived in huts of timber and kunai grass, used stone tools and fought with wooden spears and arrows. Sean Flynn, Smithsonian, "The Reckoning," 23 Feb. 2018 But many Yemenis feel alienated by the zealous highlanders. The Economist, "Yemen’s main port could become the next battleground," 7 June 2018 Just as white settlers had been unaware of their existence, the highlanders had no idea that anyone lived beyond the mountains. Sean Flynn, Smithsonian, "The Reckoning," 23 Feb. 2018 Scotland is known for picturesque highlands and tartan-wearing highlanders, but now the country boasts the world's first floating wind farm. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "See the World's First Floating Wind Farm," 18 Oct. 2017 Sure, there have been plenty of highlights, with Balmain bringing aughts supermodels back to the catwalk and Stella Tennant delivering a highlander moment at Balenciaga. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "How Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren Shut Down the Champs-Elysees and Shook Up Paris Fashion Week," 1 Oct. 2017 Also new for 2017 on all Highlanders are an additional four USB ports for charging and connecting smartphones and tablets. G. Chambers Williams Iii, star-telegram, "Toyota Highlander gets refreshed exterior, new V-6 engine, 8-speed automatic for 2017," 18 Aug. 2017 The Highlanders combined to score 323, beating Immaculate-Danbury by 9. Matthew Conyers, courant.com, "The All-Courant Boys Golf Team," 6 July 2017 The 6-1,180-pound Scott had 46 receptions for 774 yards and seven touchdowns last season for the Highlanders. Kirk Kenney, sandiegouniontribune.com, "St. Augustine's JR Justice, Helix's Rashad Scott, Steele Canyon's Mikel Oliver commit to SDSU," 27 June 2017

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1610, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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