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vacuum cleaner

noun
1.
an electrical appliance for cleaning carpets, floors, etc., by suction.
Also called vacuum sweeper.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • Not even replacement soaps, etc or evidence a vacuum cleaner ever touched the carpet.
  • Vacuums carpet using an upright vacuum cleaner to remove dirt.
  • In the halls were plugs for the vacuum cleaner, and in the living-room plugs for the piano lamp, for the electric fan.
  • Once introduced to the vacuum cleaner, its mechanical nature may overexcite him and cause him to proceed with inappropriate haste.
  • Many of them could resist the suction of even our industrial-strength vacuum cleaner.
  • In the house the sound might equal the sound of a loud vacuum cleaner.
  • Secure any basic nozzle attachment onto the hose of an energy-efficient vacuum cleaner.
  • One of the robot's arms had a claw to pick things up, and the other arm was a working vacuum cleaner.
  • Of course it's not, because it takes much longer to learn how to use a computer than a vacuum cleaner or a microwave oven.
  • By the way, the easiest way to clean up the glittering craps is to use a vacuum cleaner.
British Dictionary definitions for vacuum cleaner

vacuum cleaner

noun
1.
an electrical household appliance used for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, etc, by suction
Derived Forms
vacuum cleaning, noun
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