Definition of drover in English:



See drove

  • ‘Aborigines who worked as drovers and stockmen on cattle stations were largely ignored until the appearance of works such as Ann McGrath's Born in the Cattle.’
  • ‘Once the buyers, predominantly English farmers, had bought their herds the common practice was to hire some local drovers to drive the cattle south into England.’
  • ‘He listened to bush mothers and stockmen, drovers and graziers, troops going into and returning from battle, committees, councils, prime ministers, popes and royalty.’
  • ‘Originally a shelter for drovers herding their animals through the Ochil Hills, the Bein Inn, which dates from 1861, nestles in the wooded slops of Glen Farg.’
  • ‘‘One of the cottages here used to serve ale to passing cattle drovers,’ said Mr White.’