co·​driv·​er ˌkō-ˈdrī-vər How to pronounce codriver (audio)
variants or co-driver
plural codrivers or co-drivers
: a driver who rides with and provides assistance to another driver (as during a road rally)
This was the very car British driver Stirling Moss took for a spin in the 1955 Mille Miglia. With his codriver consulting a long list of the race's every turn, Moss saw all of central Italy between dawn and dusk. Out of the corner of his eye, Moss followed his codriver's hand signals, enabling him to take tight corners in a blinding blur.Bruce Watson
codrive verb, transitive + intransitive
or co-drive
codrove or co-drove; codriven or co-driven; codriving or co-driving
Lucas Luhr qualified a Porsche 911 GT3 R … and will co-drive with Dirk Muller. The New York Times

Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of codriver was in 1916

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Cite this Entry

“Codriver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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