—n. 1. a number of oxen, sheep, or swine driven in a group; herd; flock.
2. Usually, droves. a large crowd of human beings, esp. in motion: They came to Yankee Stadium in droves. 3. Also called drove' chis"el.Masonry.a chisel, from 2 to 4 in. (5 to 10 cm) broad at the edge, for dressing stones to an approximately true surface.
—v.t., v.i. 1. to drive or deal in (cattle) as a drover; herd.
2. Masonry.to work or smooth (stone) as with a drove.