Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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†DRIVER, n. In curling: the skip. Also at bowls. A specif. use of Eng. driver.Sc. 1811 J. Ramsay Curling 7:
He who is reckoned the best curler, has generally the power of arranging the order of the game; and whoever is last in order gives directions to all the rest of his party. He is called the driver, and the first the lead.Sc. 1864 W. W. Mitchell Bowl-Playing 22:
The sides to be formed by ballot, each party naming its own driver. Sc. 1892 J. Brown Manual Bowling 60:
We now come to consider briefly the position of the skip or driver.Peb. 1817 R. Brown Lintoun Green 38:
Their lead, or driver leal, Yont the hog-score, straight in the way.
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