Definitions of driver

  1. (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the operator of a motor vehicle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that urges or compels anything else to move onward. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The person who drives beasts or a carriage; a coachman; a charioteer, etc.; hence, also, one who controls the movements of a locomotive. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An overseer of a gang of slaves or gang of convicts at their work. Webster Dictionary DB
  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: Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The driving wheel of a locomotive. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. An attachment to a lathe, spindle, or face plate to turn a carrier. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A crossbar on a grinding mill spindle to drive the upper stone. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The after sail in a ship or bark, being a fore-and-aft sail attached to a gaff; a spanker. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. One who forces something into motion; one who directs the motions of persons or things, as a chauffeur, a coachman, an overseer, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. One who drives, esp. horses. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. One who or that which drives; a coachman; driving wheel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. See drive. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. 1. device driver.2. The main loop of an event-processingprogram; the code that gets commands and dispatches them forexecution.3. In the TeX world and the computerised typesettingworld in general, a program that translates somedevice-independent or other common format to something a realdevice can actually understand. foldoc_fs
  21. One who drives (DRIVE), coachman (also cab-d., engine-d., &c.; slave-d., overseer of slave gang); (Golf) supple wooden-headed club for driving long distance; (Mech.) driving-wheel or other part that receives power directly; front, rear, -d., bicycle in which power is applied to front, rear, wheel; QUILL-d. Hence driverless a. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. (Mech.) A piece which communicates motion to another piece ; e.g. when two toothed wheels work together, the one which communicates motion is the D., and the one which receives the motion is the Follower. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  23. See Sails. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  24. n. One who drives a herd or flock; one who guides and directs a vehicle, as a team, waggon, carriage, or locomotive engine;—in mechanics, that which communicates motion, as a driving wheel;—the after-sail in a ship. Cabinet Dictionary
  25. The person or instrument who gives any motion by violence; one who drives beasts; one who drives a carriage. Complete Dictionary

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