drover

[droh-ver]

noun

a person who drives cattle or sheep to market.
a dealer in cattle.

Origin of drover

1350–1400; Middle English. See drove2, -er1
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drover

noun

a person whose occupation is the driving of sheep or cattle, esp to and from market
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Word Origin and History for drover
n.

early 15c. (late 13c. as a surname), agent noun from drove (n.).

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