There are 3 definitions of rover in English:

rover1

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Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊvə
 
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noun

  • 2(In various sports) a player not restricted to a particular position on the field.
  • 2.1 Australian Rules One of the three players making up a ruck, typically one who is small, fast, and skilful at receiving the ball.
  • 3A vehicle for driving over rough terrain, especially one driven by remote control over extraterrestrial terrain: a lunar rover
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    • So any reduction in wait time can be important particularly if you're remote-controlling a Mars rover.
    • Both Mars rovers came into their landings faster than expected, only just decelerating in time even with the benefit of braking thrusters.
    • This allows us to program the rover's traverses across the terrain visually and to place its arm with a high degree of precision.
  • 4 Croquet A ball that has passed all the hoops but not pegged out.
  • 4.1A player who has a rover ball.
  • 5 Archery A mark for long-distance shooting.
  • 5.1A mark chosen at random and not at a determined range.
  • 6 (Rover or Rover Scout) A member of a Scouting organization aged around 17-24.
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    • It was between 1926 and 1936 that I was Scouting and I remember his dad at that time as a Rover Scout, as was my brother, who later became Cub Master.

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There are 3 definitions of rover in English:

rover2

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Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊvə
 
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noun

archaic
  • A pirate.

Origin

Middle English: from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rōver, from rōven 'rob'; related to reave.

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rover3

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Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊvə
 
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noun

  • A person or machine that makes roves of fibre (see rove3).

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