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 for Driver ant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Driver \Driv"er\, n. [From Drive.]
     1. One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that
        urges or compels anything else to move onward.
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     2. The person who drives beasts or a carriage; a coachman; a
        charioteer, etc.; hence, also, one who controls the
        movements of a any vehicle.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     3. An overseer of a gang of slaves or gang of convicts at
        their work.
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     4. (Mach.) A part that transmits motion to another part by
        contact with it, or through an intermediate relatively
        movable part, as a gear which drives another, or a lever
        which moves another through a link, etc. Specifically:
        (a) The driving wheel of a locomotive.
        (b) An attachment to a lathe, spindle, or face plate to
            turn a carrier.
        (c) A crossbar on a grinding mill spindle to drive the
            upper stone.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     5. (Naut.) The after sail in a ship or bark, being a
        fore-and-aft sail attached to a gaff; a spanker. --Totten.
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     6. An implement used for driving; as:
        (a) A mallet.
        (b) A tamping iron.
        (c) A cooper's hammer for driving on barrel hoops.
        (d) A wooden-headed golf club with a long shaft, for
            playing the longest strokes.
            [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Driver ant (Zool.), a species of African stinging ant; one
        of the visiting ants ({Anomma arcens); -- so called
        because they move about in vast armies, and drive away or
        devour all insects and other small animals.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  driver ant
      n 1: tropical nomadic ant that preys mainly on other insects
           [syn: army ant, driver ant, legionary ant]

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