1. (n.) One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that urges or compels anything else to move onward.

2. (n.) The person who drives beasts or a carriage; a coachman; a charioteer, etc.; hence, also, one who controls the movements of a locomotive.

3. (n.) An overseer of a gang of slaves or gang of convicts at their work.

4. (n.) 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. (n.) The driving wheel of a locomotive.

6. (n.) An attachment to a lathe, spindle, or face plate to turn a carrier.

7. (n.) A crossbar on a grinding mill spindle to drive the upper stone.

8. (n.) The after sail in a ship or bark, being a fore-and-aft sail attached to a gaff; a spanker.

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