Standing or sitting close together. (Cambridge Dictionary)
To come close together in a group, or to hold your arms and legs close to your body, especially because of cold or fear. (Cambridge Dictionary)
To gather or crowd together in a close mass. (Dictionary.com)
To arrange carelessly or hurriedly. (Merriam – Webster)
To crowd together. (Merriam – Webster)
To draw (oneself) together: Crouch. (Merriam – Webster)
Crowded or nestled closely together. (Collins Dictionary)
Beyond the Huddled Masses: American Immigration and The Treaty of Versailles.
How America’s immigrants came to be “huddled masses yearning to breathe free”.
Pompeii dig finds intact skeletons of two women and three children huddled together.