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Fausset's Bible Dictionary [1]

chatser , an enclosure of huts; chatserot; from a root "to enclose"; unwalled suburbs outside of walled towns ( Joshua 13:23;  Joshua 13:28;  Joshua 15:32;  Leviticus 25:31;  Leviticus 25:34). The Jehalin Arabs arrange their tents in a circle for security against attack; the village huts were often perhaps similarly arranged. Cities are often mentioned in the Old Testament with their dependent villages. So in the New Testament,  Mark 8:27, "villages of Caesarea Philippi." In  Mark 1:38 "village towns" (komopoleis ) of Galilee. Caphar designates a regular village, and appears in "Caper-naum," which subsequently became a town; from kaphar "to cover" or "protect" ( Nehemiah 6:2;  1 Chronicles 27:25).

Morrish Bible Dictionary [2]

A term often used in the O.T. where a city is mentioned and 'its villages,' but at times nothing more is meant than its 'suburbs,' not in the sense of separate villages. The two principal words are bath, 'daughter,'  Numbers 21:25,32 , etc. and chatser, 'hamlet, encampment,' etc.  Joshua 18:24,28 , etc. In the N.T. it is κώμη, 'village,'  Matthew 9:35 , etc.

Easton's Bible Dictionary [3]

 Judges 5:7,11 Deuteronomy 3:5 1 Samuel 6:18