driver

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: driver

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someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle
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n
a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver
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n
(computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: driver
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n someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle

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charioteer
the driver of a chariot
coachman
a man who drives a coach (or carriage)
lasher
a driver who urges the animals on with lashes of a whip
mahout
the driver and keeper of an elephant
teamster
the driver of a team of horses doing hauling
waggoner, wagoner
the driver of a wagon
Type of:
worker
a person who works at a specific occupation

n the operator of a motor vehicle

Antonyms:
nondriver
a person who is not a driver
Examples:
Berna Eli Oldfield
United States race driver who was the first to drive faster than a mile a minute (1878-1946)
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bus driver, busman
someone who drives a bus
chauffeur
a man paid to drive a privately owned car
designated driver
the member of a party who is designated to refrain from alcohol and so is sober when it is time to drive home
honker
a driver who causes his car's horn to make a loud honking sound
kerb crawler
someone who drives slowly along the curb seeking sex from prostitutes or other women
automobilist, motorist
someone who drives (or travels in) an automobile
owner-driver
a motorist who owns the car that he/she drives
automobile driver, race driver, racer
someone who drives racing cars at high speeds
road hog, roadhog
a driver who obstructs others
speed demon, speeder
a driver who exceeds the safe speed limit
tailgater
a driver who follows too closely behind another motor vehicle
cabby, cabdriver, cabman, hack driver, hack-driver, livery driver, taxidriver, taximan
someone who drives a taxi for a living
teamster, truck driver, trucker
someone who drives a truck as an occupation
test driver
a driver who drives a motor vehicle to evaluate its performance
finisher
a racing driver who finishes a race
chauffeuse
a woman chauffeur
Type of:
manipulator, operator
an agent that operates some apparatus or machine
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n a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver

Type of:
golf player, golfer, linksman
someone who plays the game of golf

n a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee

Synonyms:
number one wood
Type of:
wood
a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head
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n (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device

Synonyms:
device driver
Type of:
service program, utility, utility program
(computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer
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