What does the word drone mean?

Usage examples for drone

  1. As Webb traversed the open space, where, on Sundays, horses were hitched to the trees and saplings, a drone as of countless bees fell on his ears. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  2. More than once, in the firm persuasion of finding royal nymphs, we have opened the cells after they were sealed, yet the nymph of a drone always appeared. – New observations on the natural history of bees by Francis Huber