driver

Definitions of driver
  1. noun
    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
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    worker
    a person who works at a specific occupation
  2. noun
    the operator of a motor vehicle
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    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
  3. noun
    a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver
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    type of:
    golf player, golfer, linksman
    someone who plays the game of golf
  4. noun
    a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee
    synonyms: number one wood
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    wood
    a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head
  5. noun
    (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
    synonyms: device driver
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    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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