someone who herds cattle, sheep from one place to another. Long distance droving is done by truck now, but during drought periods drovers may move stock along roadside reserves and stock routes looking for fresh feed ("the long paddock")

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • drover — early 15c. (late 13c. as a surname), agent noun from DROVE (Cf. drove) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • drover — [drō′vər] n. a person who herds droves of animals, esp. to market …   English World dictionary

  • Drover — A drover is a person who drives animals in droving. Depending on dialect, drover may be synonymous with teamster. Occupations in droving include: Drover (Australian), a person who moves animals over long distances in Australia Cattle drives in… …   Wikipedia

  • Drover — This rare name is of early medieval English origin, and derives from an occupational surname given in the first instance to someone employed as a drover, one who drove herds of cattle or sheep to market, for example. The name derives from the… …   Surnames reference

  • drover — [[t]dro͟ʊvə(r)[/t]] drovers N COUNT A drover is someone whose job is to make sheep or cattle move from one place to another in groups …   English dictionary

  • drover — drove [2] ► NOUN 1) a flock of animals being driven. 2) a large number of people doing the same thing: tourists arrived in droves. ► VERB historical ▪ drive (livestock) to market. DERIVATIVES drover noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • drover — noun Date: 15th century one who drives cattle or sheep …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drover — /droh veuhr/, n. 1. a person who drives cattle or sheep to market. 2. a dealer in cattle. [1350 1400; ME. See DROVE2, ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • drover — noun A person who drives animals, especially cattle or sheep, over long distances …   Wiktionary

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