Drover
Drover Dro"ver, n. 1. One who drives cattle or sheep to market; one who makes it his business to purchase cattle, and drive them to market. [1913 Webster]

Why, that's spoken like an honest drover; so they sell bullocks. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A boat driven by the tide. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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  • drover — [drō′vər] n. a person who herds droves of animals, esp. to market …   English World dictionary

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  • Drover — This rare name is of early medieval English origin, and derives from an occupational surname given in the first instance to someone employed as a drover, one who drove herds of cattle or sheep to market, for example. The name derives from the… …   Surnames reference

  • drover — [[t]dro͟ʊvə(r)[/t]] drovers N COUNT A drover is someone whose job is to make sheep or cattle move from one place to another in groups …   English dictionary

  • drover — drove [2] ► NOUN 1) a flock of animals being driven. 2) a large number of people doing the same thing: tourists arrived in droves. ► VERB historical ▪ drive (livestock) to market. DERIVATIVES drover noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • drover — noun Date: 15th century one who drives cattle or sheep …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drover — /droh veuhr/, n. 1. a person who drives cattle or sheep to market. 2. a dealer in cattle. [1350 1400; ME. See DROVE2, ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • drover — noun A person who drives animals, especially cattle or sheep, over long distances …   Wiktionary

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