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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 driv·er /ˈdraɪvɚ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 驅動器 DR

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Driv·er 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:
 (a) The driving wheel of a locomotive. (b) An attachment to a lathe, spindle, or face plate to turn a carrier. (c) A crossbar on a grinding mill spindle to drive the upper stone.
 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; as: (a) A mallet. (b) A tamping iron. (c) A cooper's hammer for driving on barrel hoops. (d) A wooden-headed golf club with a long shaft, for playing the longest strokes.
 Driver ant Zool., a species of African stinging ant; one of the visiting ants (Anomma arcens); -- so called because they move about in vast armies, and drive away or devour all insects and other small animals.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the operator of a motor vehicle [ant: nondriver]
      2: someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle
      3: a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver
      4: (computer science) a program that determines how a computer
         will communicate with a peripheral device [syn: device
      5: a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used
         for hitting long shots from the tee [syn: number one wood]