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windshield wiper

an electrically or pneumatically operated device consisting of a squeegee connected to a mechanical arm designed to wipe off rain, snow, etc., from a windshield or rear window. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He snapped on the windshield wiper again as a few drops of rain splattered the glass.

  • Before they reached Vista it was raining dismally, and Lawson had the windshield wiper going.

  • On each of them a pie-wedge section was illuminated by a white line which swept back and forth like a windshield wiper.

    Pushbutton War Joseph P. Martino
  • Unlike a windshield wiper, however, it put little white blobs on the screen, instead of removing them.

    Pushbutton War Joseph P. Martino
  • Only the windshield wiper squeaked regularly as it swept back and forth across the wet glass.

    The Mystery of Arnold Hall Helen M. Persons

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