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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- Perhaps that the driver has broken his word, and she is left for a whole year without Parnosseh. - "Stories and Pictures", Isaac Loeb Peretz.
- I said, turning to the driver, determined to force him into an expression of opinion. - "The Untilled Field", George Moore.
- I saw it, just in time to signal the driver, Stop! - "Mugby Junction", Charles Dickens.