Definition of Sweeper

1. Noun. An employee who sweeps (floors or streets etc.).

Generic synonyms: Employee
Derivative terms: Sweep, Sweep



2. Noun. A cleaning implement with revolving brushes that pick up dirt as the implement is pushed over a carpet.
Exact synonyms: Carpet Sweeper
Generic synonyms: Cleaning Device, Cleaning Equipment, Cleaning Implement
Derivative terms: Sweep, Sweep

3. Noun. Little-known nocturnal fish of warm shallow seas with an oblong compressed body.
Generic synonyms: Teleost, Teleost Fish, Teleostan
Group relationships: Family Pempheridae, Pempheridae

Definition of Sweeper

1. n. One who, or that which, sweeps, or cleans by sweeping; a sweep; as, a carpet sweeper.

Definition of Sweeper

1. Noun. One who sweeps floors or chimneys ¹

2. Noun. A detector (for mines) ¹

3. Noun. A small, tropical marine perciform fish of the family ''Pempheridae'', typically with deeply keeled, compressed bodies and large eyes. ¹

4. Noun. (football) A defender who is the last line of defence before the goalkeeper ¹

5. Noun. (curling) A person who sweeps the ice ahead of the rock in play. ¹

6. Noun. (cricket) A batsman who plays sweep shots ¹

7. Noun. (cricket) A fielding position along the boundary; a fielder in this position ¹

8. Noun. A tree that has fallen over a river with branches extending into the water. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sweeper

1. one that sweeps [n -S] - See also: sweeps

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweeper

sweep oar
sweep off
sweep out
sweep over
sweep someone off their feet
sweep something under the carpet
sweep something under the rug
sweep the board
sweep through
sweep under the rug
sweep up
sweepage
sweepages
sweepback
sweepbacks
sweeper (current term)
sweepers
sweepest
sweepeth
sweepier
sweepiest
sweeping
sweeping day
sweepingly
sweepingness
sweepingnesses
sweepings
sweeplike
sweeps
sweeps stunt

Literary usage of Sweeper

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1. History of the World War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1919)
"Almost our last was what a North Country trawler called a "common sweeper," that is to say, a mine-sweeper. She was at tea in her shirt-sleeves, ..."

2. Handbook of Cost Data for Contractors and Engineers: A Reference Book Giving by Halbert Powers Gillette (1910)
"This is an exceedingly high cost, but it does not include the excessive cost of repairs, etc., which Is ?50(> per year for each machine sweeper (plus half a ..."

3. Technology Quarterly and Proceedings of the Society of Arts by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Society of Arts (1906)
"The rug was then swept with one sweeper for a period of ten minutes, weighings of the rug being made at the end of each two-minute period. ..."

4. Municipal Housecleaning: The Methods and Experiences of American Cities in by William Parr Capes, Jeanne Daniels Carpenter (1918)
"He says that there are hand machine brooms built on the principle of the carpet sweeper which are not dust raisers and which as a matter of fact do much ..."

5. Municipal Housecleaning: The Methods and Experiences of American Cities in by William Parr Capes, Jeanne Daniels Carpenter (1918)
"He says that there are hand machine brooms built on the principle of the carpet sweeper which are not dust raisers and which as a matter of fact do much ..."

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