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sweeper

[swee-per] /ˈswi pər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that sweeps.
3.
a janitor.
4.
any of several fishes of the family Pempherididae, of tropical and warm, temperate seas, having an oblong, compressed body.
Origin of sweeper
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see sweep1, -er1
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Examples from the web for sweeper
  • Our team was comprised of splendid persons, from a road sweeper to a company director.
  • Jumping up, she fetched the carpet sweeper and a duster from the kitchen, and set to work with feverish energy.
  • As they excavate the moon, astronauts can count on being enveloped in clouds of dust, especially if they use a sweeper.
  • He was a sprinter on the track team and a sweeper back in soccer.
  • The control site will be swept once per week with a broom sweeper.
British Dictionary definitions for sweeper

sweeper

/ˈswiːpə/
noun
1.
a person employed to sweep, such as a roadsweeper
2.
any device for sweeping: a carpet sweeper
3.
(informal, soccer) a player who supports the main defenders, as by intercepting loose balls, etc
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