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Definition of driver:

  1. A crossbar on a grinding mill spindle to drive the upper stone.
  2. 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:
  3. An attachment to a lathe, spindle, or face plate to turn a carrier.
  4. An overseer of a gang of slaves or gang of convicts at their work.
  5. One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that urges or compels anything else to move onward.
  6. The after sail in a ship or bark, being a fore- and- aft sail attached to a gaff; a spanker.
  7. The driving wheel of a locomotive.
  8. The person who drives beasts or a carriage; a coachman; a charioteer, etc.; hence, also, one who controls the movements of a locomotive.


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