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rov·er1 / ˈrōvər/ • n. 1. a person who spends their time wandering: they became rovers who departed further and further from civilization. 2. (in various sports) a player not restricted to a particular position on the field. 3. a vehicle for driving over rough terrain. ∎  a vehicle driven by remote control over extraterrestrial terrain. 4. Croquet a ball that has passed all the wickets but not pegged out. ∎  a player who has such a ball. 5. Archery a target for long-distance shooting. ∎  a target chosen at random and not at a determined range. rov·er2 • n. archaic a sea robber; a pirate. rov·er3 • n. a person or machine that makes roves of fiber (see rove3 ).

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rover sea-robber, pirate. XIV. — MLG., MDu. rōver, f. rōven rob, REAVE.

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