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

Examples of highlander in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plan was to compare 35 men suffering from CMS, all highlanders, with 20 healthy residents and with healthy people living at lower elevations. Xing Liu, Science Magazine, "At 5100 meters elevation, a Peruvian gold mining town is the world’s highest settlement—and a good place to study how life at extremely low oxygen levels ravages the body.," 12 Sep. 2019 The seats, taken from a 2010 GMC Sierra, are covered in highlander plaid fabric. Dan Neil, WSJ, "The Fantasy Utility Vehicle: A $300,000 Nostalgia Trip," 27 June 2019 Halifax Waterfront The Canada Day revelry begins with pancake breakfasts in both Dartmouth and Halifax, a parade, and a military highlander performance at the historic Citadel Hill. Kate Kelleher, refinery29.com, "These Are The Best Canada Day Fireworks Across The Country," 25 June 2019 Beall and others have shown that Tibetans, as well as highlanders of Ethiopia and the Andes, have adapted to elevation. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, "The World Is Our Niche," 3 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of highlander

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Highlander.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/highlander. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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