from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that drives cattle or sheep.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who drives animals, especially cattle or sheep, over long distances.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who drives cattle or sheep to market; one who makes it his business to purchase cattle, and drive them to market.
- n. A boat driven by the tide.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who drives cattle or sheep to market; one who buys cattle in one place to sell in another.
- n. A boat driven by the wind: probably only in the passage cited.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who drives a herd
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The sheep were very wild, and the drover was a boy who did not know how to drive them.
"A gran 'worker he'll be," called the drover after him.
He was born in 1679, of well-to-do parents, but started his working life as a drover, that is to say a person who drove great herds of cattle from the countryside to the great cities like London, for consumption there.
A drover was the purchaser at three guineas and a crown. "
Lancashire, and will not only know the country but have acquaintances there, and being known as a drover would pass without suspicion of his being engaged with politics. "
Legend has it that this was because a wandering sheep drover boasted that he was able to drink a hat filled with ale.
That something else is in charge now, maybe a drover
The bull dominates the sculpture; the lifelike drover is clad in the traditional clothes he would have worn and he has a collie dog at heel.
It would be a life-size bronze of a highland bull, a drover and his dog.
The working border collie dog, traditional assistant to livestock farmer and stock drover.