driver: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (drī'vur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that drives.
  2. a person who drives a vehicle; coachman, chauffeur, etc.
  3. a person who drives an animal or animals, as a drover or cowboy.
  4. Also calleda club with a wooden head whose face has almost no slope, for hitting long, low drives from the tee.
    1. a part that transmits force or motion.
    2. the member of a pair of connected pulleys, gears, etc., that is nearer to the power source.
  5. software or hardware that controls the interface between a computer and a peripheral device.
  6. See(def. 2).
  7. a locomotive engineer.
    1. the part of a loudspeaker that transforms the electrical signal into sound.
    2. the entire loudspeaker.
    1. a jib-headed spanker sail.
    2. a designation given to one of the masts abaft the mizzen on a sailing vessel having more than three masts, either the fifth or sixth from forward. Cf. pusher (def. 4),spanker(def. 1b).
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