Definitions of driver

  1. ( computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
  2. the operator of a motor vehicle
  3. a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver
  4. One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that urges or compels anything else to move onward.
  5. The person who drives beasts or a carriage; a coachman; a charioteer, etc.; hence, also, one who controls the movements of a locomotive.
  6. An overseer of a gang of slaves or gang of convicts at their work.
  7. 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:
  8. The driving wheel of a locomotive.
  9. A crossbar on a grinding mill spindle to drive the upper stone.
  10. The after sail in a ship or bark, being a fore- and- aft sail attached to a gaff; a spanker.
  11. One who forces something into motion; one who directs the motions of persons or things, as a chauffeur, a coachman, an overseer, etc.
  12. One who drives, esp. horses.
  13. One who or that which drives; a coachman; driving wheel.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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