drove chisel
Drove Drove, n. [AS. dr[=a]f, fr. dr[=i]fan to drive. See {Drive}.] 1. A collection of cattle driven, or cattle collected for driving; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep, or swine, driven in a body. [1913 Webster]

2. Any collection of irrational animals, moving or driving forward; as, a finny drove. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. A crowd of people in motion. [1913 Webster]

Where droves, as at a city gate, may pass. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. A road for driving cattle; a driftway. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

5. (Agric.) A narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land. --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]

6. (Masonry) (a) A broad chisel used to bring stone to a nearly smooth surface; -- called also {drove chisel}. (b) The grooved surface of stone finished by the drove chisel; -- called also {drove work}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Drove Chisel — is a tool used by stonemasons for smoothing off roughly finished stones. When first cut from the quarry, stones are frequently have large grooves, droves, left from the splitting process. The droving chisel is used for the next stage, rendering… …   Wikipedia

  • drove chisel — noun a stonemason s chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone • Syn: ↑drove • Hypernyms: ↑chisel * * * noun see drove I, 4a * * * drove chisel, = drove2 (def. 3a). (Cf. ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • drove — drove1 [drōv] n. [ME < OE draf < drifan, DRIVE] 1. a number of cattle, hogs, sheep, etc. driven or moving along as a group; flock; herd 2. a moving crowd of people usually used in pl. 3. a) a broad faced chisel for grooving or dressing… …   English World dictionary

  • Drove — Drove, n. [AS. dr[=a]f, fr. dr[=i]fan to drive. See {Drive}.] 1. A collection of cattle driven, or cattle collected for driving; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep, or swine, driven in a body. [1913 Webster] 2. Any collection of irrational… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drove work — Drove Drove, n. [AS. dr[=a]f, fr. dr[=i]fan to drive. See {Drive}.] 1. A collection of cattle driven, or cattle collected for driving; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep, or swine, driven in a body. [1913 Webster] 2. Any collection of irrational …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drove — Drove, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Droved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Droving}.] [Cf. {Drove}, n., and {Drover}.] 1. To drive, as cattle or sheep, esp. on long journeys; to follow the occupation of a drover. He s droving now with Conroy s sheep along the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drove — I. /droʊv / (say drohv) verb past tense of drive. II. /droʊv / (say drohv) noun 1. a number of oxen, sheep, or swine driven in a group. 2. (usually plural) a large crowd of human beings, especially in motion. 3. Building Trades a. Also, drove… …   Australian English dictionary

  • drove — drove1 /drohv/, v. pt. of drive. drove2 /drohv/, n., v., droved, droving. n. 1. a number of oxen, sheep, or swine driven in a group; herd; flock. 2. Usually, droves. a large crowd of human beings, esp. in motion: They came to Yankee Stadium in… …   Universalium

  • drove — I [[t]droʊv[/t]] v. pt. of drive II drove [[t]droʊv[/t]] n. v. droved, drov•ing 1) ahb. a number of oxen, sheep, or swine driven in a group; herd; flock 2) Usu., droves. a large crowd of human beings, esp. in motion 3) bui Also called drove′ chis …   From formal English to slang

  • drove —    In carving stone, a flat chisel with a broad head generally used only for rough hewing. Also, a stone surface dressed with such a chisel. Also see claw chisel and tools …   Glossary of Art Terms

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