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rover 1

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Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊvə/

noun

1A person who spends their time wandering: they became rovers who departed further and further from civilization
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  • I could take on a crew and sail to Canada in my own boat instead of booking passage, or turn into a rover of the sea, going where I please and doing what I like.
  • But who is he, this invisible being that rules me, this unknowable being, this rover of a supernatural race?
Synonyms
wanderer, traveller, globetrotter, drifter, bird of passage, roamer, itinerant, transient;
North American hobo
informal gadabout
Scottish archaic landloper
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.

Words that rhyme with rover

Canova, Casanova, clover, Dover, drover, Grsbover, Jehovah, left-over, Markova, Moldova, moreover, Navrátilová, nova, ova, over, Pavlova, trover, up-and-over

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rover 2 Line breaks: rover
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊvə/

noun

archaic

Origin

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

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rover 3 Line breaks: rover
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊvə/

noun

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

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