- a person who drives cattle or sheep to market.
- a dealer in cattle.
Origin of drover
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Examples from the Web for drover
Taffy was the name of this fellow from Denbigh, in Wales, and he was a drover.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
The drover rode into the yard, and drove the cow out himself.
The drover calls to the boy, "Stop that cow, my lad, stop that cow."
In driving cattle the drover should have no dog, which will only annoy them.Cattle and Their Diseases
After a day's rest I crossed the ferry with the cattle, assisted by the drover.Cattle and Cattle-breeders
- 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
early 15c. (late 13c. as a surname), agent noun from drove (n.).
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