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Definitions of driver

  1. ( computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
  2. someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle
  3. a golf club ( a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee
  4. the operator of a motor vehicle
  5. a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver
  6. One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that urges or compels anything else to move onward.
  7. The person who drives beasts or a carriage; a coachman; a charioteer, etc.; hence, also, one who controls the movements of a locomotive.
  8. An overseer of a gang of slaves or gang of convicts at their work.
  9. A part that transmits motion to another part by contact with it, or through an intermediate relatively movable part, as a gear which drives another, or a lever which moves another through a link, etc. Specifically:
  10. The driving wheel of a locomotive.
  11. An attachment to a lathe, spindle, or face plate to turn a carrier.
  12. A crossbar on a grinding mill spindle to drive the upper stone.
  13. The after sail in a ship or bark, being a fore- and- aft sail attached to a gaff; a spanker.
  14. One who forces something into motion; one who directs the motions of persons or things, as a chauffeur, a coachman, an overseer, etc.
  15. One who drives, esp. horses.
  16. One who or that which drives; a coachman; driving wheel.
  17. One who drives; he who drives a carriage; one who conducts a team; a large sail occasionally set on the mizen- yard or gaff, the foot being extended over the stern by a boom; that which communicates motion to something else, as a wheel; a substance interposed between the driving instrument and the thing driven, as that used by a cooper in driving hoops; a piece of wood attached to a spindle, and situated in a box which impels the shuttle through the opening in the warp.
  18. One who, or that which; driving- wheel or driver, the wheel in a machine which communicates motion; to drive away, to scatter; to force to a distance; to drive off, to force to remove to a distance; to depart, as in a carriage; to drive out, to expel; to drive a bargain, to haggle about the terms; to drive a trade, to carry on a trade.
  19. See drive.
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Usage examples for driver

  1. You're a river- driver and you don't live here either," he continued. – The World For Sale, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  2. He said ke- whack after his words because that is the polite thing to do among the stake- driver fairies. – Queer Stories for Boys and Girls by Edward Eggleston
  3. " The night was very dark," said Ephrinell, " and the driver could not see the points." – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  4. The lead driver took his horses hard by the head and put them at the bank. – Servants of the Guns by Jeffery E. Jeffery
  5. The driver urged on the horse, and in a few minutes we were in town. – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  6. The driver of the machine had disappeared. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  7. It is to be observed, however, that since the term dog is also applied to a device for holding work to the lathe face plate, as well as to the jaws of chucks, either the term driver or the English term carrier is preferable to the term dog. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  8. Miss Driver told me something about him. – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  9. " Turn the horses round and follow her," said Vidall to the driver – The Translation of a Savage, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  10. You must be a good driver – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  11. We got the driver turned around and back. – Epistles-from-Pap-Letters-from-the-man-known-as-The-Will-Rogers-of-Indiana by Durham, Andrew Everett
  12. Marthe stood on the step next to the driver – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  13. She gave the driver her address in a trembling voice. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  14. The driver vanished and the carriage started at a rapid pace. – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  15. Who was the driver of that other car?" – 32 Caliber by Donald McGibeny
  16. " I know Mrs. Jones's well," said the driver and away they went. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  17. While the horses were being changed, the driver rushed into the bar- room to take a drink. – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  18. I nearly killed a driver for beating his poor brute of a horse. – Six Short Plays, Complete by John Galsworthy
  19. The man silently closed the carriage door and stepped up to his seat beside the driver – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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