Definition for DRIV'ER

DRIV'ER, n.

  1. One who drives; the person or thing that urges or compels any thing else to move.
  2. The person who drives beasts.
  3. The person who drives a carriage; one who conducts a team.
  4. A large sail occasionally set on the mizzen-yard of gaff, the foot being extended over the stern by a boom. – Mar. Dict.
  5. In machinery, a wheel which communicates motion to another; used in composition, as in screw-driver.
  6. A substance interposed between the driving instrument and the thing driven. A cooper drives hoops by striking upon the driver.

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