Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DRIVER, n. In curling: the skip. 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.
Peb. 1817 R. Brown Lintoun Green 38:
Their lead, or driver leal, Yont the hog-score, straight in the way.

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