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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spanker  \Spank"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  spanks,  or  anything  used  as  an  instrument  for 
  spanking. 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  The  after  sail  of  a  ship  or  bark,  being  a 
  fore-and-aft  sail  attached  to  a  boom  and  gaff;  -- 
  sometimes  called  {driver}.  See  Illust.  under  {Sail}. 
  --Totten. 
 
  3.  One  who  takes  long,  quick  strides  in  walking;  also  a  fast 
  horse.  [Colloq.] 
 
  4.  Something  very  large  or  larger  than  common;  a  whopper,  as 
  a  stout  or  tall  person.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Spanker  boom}  (Naut.),  a  boom  to  which  a  spanker  sail  is 
  attached.  See  Illust.  of  {Ship}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Driver  \Driv"er\,  n.  [From  {Drive}.] 
  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  locomotive. 
 
  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.  --Totten. 
 
  {Driver  ant}  (Zo["o]l.),  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  driver 
  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 
  driver}] 
  5:  a  golf  club  used  for  hitting  long  shots  from  the  tee  [syn:  {number 
  one  wood}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Driver,  AR 
  Zip  code(s):  72329 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  driver  n.  1.  The  {main  loop}  of  an  event-processing  program; 
  the  code  that  gets  commands  and  dispatches  them  for  execution.  2. 
  [techspeak]  In  `device  driver',  code  designed  to  handle  a  particular 
  peripheral  device  such  as  a  magnetic  disk  or  tape  unit.  3.  In  the  TeX 
  world  and  the  computerized  typesetting  world  in  general,  a  program  that 
  translates  some  device-independent  or  other  common  format  to  something 
  a  real  device  can  actually  understand. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  driver 
 
  1.    {device  driver}. 
 
  2.    The  {main  loop}  of  an  event-processing 
  program;  the  code  that  gets  commands  and  dispatches  them  for 
  execution. 
 
  3.    In  the  {TeX}  world  and  the  computerised  typesetting 
  world  in  general,  a  program  that  translates  some 
  device-independent  or  other  common  format  to  something  a  real 
  device  can  actually  understand. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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