Drivebolt to Drop
(Drive"bolt`) n. A drift; a tool for setting bolts home.
(Driv"el) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Driveled or Drivelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Driveling or Drivelling.] [Cf.
OE. dravelen, drabelen, drevelen, drivelen, to slaver, and E. drabble. Cf. Drool.]
1. To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from the mouth, like a child, idiot, or dotard.
2. [Perh. a different word: cf. Icel. drafa to talk thick.] To be weak or foolish; to dote; as, a driveling
hero; driveling love. Shak. Dryden.
1. Slaver; saliva flowing from the mouth.
2. Inarticulate or unmeaning utterance; foolish talk; babble.
3. A driveler; a fool; an idiot. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.
4. A servant; a drudge. [Obs.] Huloet.
(Driv"el*er) n. A slaverer; a slabberer; an idiot; a fool. [Written also driveller.]
Driven well, a well made by driving a tube into the earth to an aqueous stratum; called also drive
(Driv"en) p. p. of Drive. Also adj.
(Drive"pipe`) n. A pipe for forcing into the earth.
(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,
(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 (Zoöl.), 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
(Drive"way`) n. A passage or way along or through which a carriage may be driven.
1. Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or storm.