|n.||1.||One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that urges or compels anything else to move onward.|
|2.||The person who drives beasts or a carriage; a coachman; a charioteer, etc.; hence, also, one who controls the movements of a any vehicle.|
|3.||An overseer of a gang of slaves or gang of convicts at their work.|
|4.||(Mach.) 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:|
|5.||The driving wheel of a locomotive.|
|5.||(Naut.) The after sail in a ship or bark, being a fore-and-aft sail attached to a gaff; a spanker.|
|6.||An implement used for driving;|
|Noun||1.||driver - the operator of a motor vehicle|
nondriver - a person who is not a driver
|2.||driver - someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle|
|3.||driver - a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver|
|4.||driver - (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device|
Synonyms: device driver
|5.||driver - a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee|
Synonyms: number one wood
DRIVER. One employed in conducting a coach, carriage, wagon, or other
vehicle, with horses, mules, or other animals.
2. Frequent accidents occur in consequence of the neglect or want of skill of drivers of public stage coaches, for which the employers are responsible.
3. The law requires that a driver should possess reasonable skill and be of good habits for the journey; if, therefore, he is not acquainted with the road he undertakes to drive; 3 Bingh. Rep. 314, 321; drives with reins so loose that he cannot govern his horses; 2 Esp. R. 533; does not give notice of any serious danger on the road; 1 Camp. R. 67; takes the wrong side of the road; 4 Esp. R. 273; incautiously comes in collision with another carriage; 1 Stark. R. 423; 1 Campb. R. 167; or does not exercise a sound and reasonable discretion in travelling on the road, to avoid dangers and difficulties, and any accident happens by which any passenger is injured, both the driver and his employers will be responsible. 2 Stark. R. 37; 3 Engl. C. L. Rep. 233; 2 Esp. R. 533; 11. Mass. 57; 6 T. R. 659; 1 East, R. 106; 4 B. & A. 590; 6 Eng. C. L. R. 528; 2 Mc Lean, R. 157. Vide Common carriers Negligence; Quasi Offence.
|1.||(operating system)||driver - device driver.|
|2.||(programming)||driver - The main loop of an event-processing program; the code that gets commands and dispatches them for execution.|
|3.||(tool)||driver - In the TeX world and the computerised typesetting world in general, a program that translates some device-independent or other common format to something a real device can actually understand.|