Definitions for: Driver


[n] a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee
[n] (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
[n] the operator of a motor vehicle
[n] a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver
[n] someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle



Webster (1913) Definition: Driv"er, n. [From Drive.]
1. One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that
urges or compels anything else to move onward.

2. The person who drives beasts or a carriage; a coachman; a
charioteer, etc.; hence, also, one who controls the
movements of a locomotive.

3. An overseer of a gang of slaves or gang of convicts at
their work.

4. (Mach.) 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:
(a) The driving wheel of a locomotive.
(b) An attachment to a lathe, spindle, or face plate to
turn a carrier.
(c) A crossbar on a grinding mill spindle to drive the
upper stone.

5. (Naut.) The after sail in a ship or bark, being a
fore-and-aft sail attached to a gaff; a spanker. --Totten.

Driver ant (Zo["o]l.), a species of African stinging ant;
one of the visiting ants (Anomma arcens); -- so called
because they move about in vast armies, and drive away or
devour all insects and other small animals.

Synonyms: device driver, number one wood

Antonyms: nondriver

See Also: automobile driver, automobilist, bus driver, busman, cabby, cabdriver, cabman, charioteer, chauffeur, coachman, designated driver, golf player, golfer, hackdriver, honker, kerb crawler, lasher, linksman, livery driver, mahout, manipulator, motorist, operator, owner-driver, race driver, racer, road hog, roadhog, service program, speed demon, speeder, tailgater, taxidriver, taximan, teamster, test driver, truck driver, trucker, utility, utility program, waggoner, wagoner, wood, worker

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