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Definition of "rover" []

  • One that roves; a wanderer. (noun)
  • A crewed or uncrewed vehicle, used especially in exploring the terrain of a planet and its satellites. (noun)
  • Sports A mark in archery selected by chance. (noun)
  • A pirate. (noun)
  • A pirate vessel. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rover" in a sentence
  • "Getting to name a rover is nice, and the person who submitted the name deserves congratulations, but let's face it, getting one kid to name a Mars rover is not a very efficient way to get that kid interested in science, and it sure isn't an efficient way to get lots of kids interested in science."
  • "Entrants should submit essays explaining why their suggested name for the rover is the right fit."
  • "They may have never heard of Constellation or the ESAS or VSE or may even think that the rover is for Mars (that's where all rovers go, isn't it?)."