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vacuum cleaner

noun
1.
an electrical appliance for cleaning carpets, floors, etc., by suction.
Also called vacuum sweeper.
Origin of vacuum cleaner
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • The city dweller must resort to the vacuum cleaner, or rely upon a cleaning establishment.

  • Say, theres enough dust in this room to stock a vacuum cleaner.

    For the Honor of Randall Lester Chadwick
  • Yet up to this time we know of no vacuum cleaner factory that has installed this comparatively simple and inexpensive equipment.

    The Consumer Viewpoint Mildred Maddocks
  • I was running the vacuum cleaner, so I never heard the disturbance.

  • A carpet-sweeper is more hygienic than a broom, and a vacuum cleaner is better than a carpet-sweeper.

    How to Live Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
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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