carpet sweeper

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noun

a pushable, long-handled implement for removing dirt, lint, etc., from rugs and carpets, consisting of a metal case enclosing one or more brushes that rotate.

Origin of carpet sweeper

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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carpet-sweeper


noun

a household device with a revolving brush for sweeping carpets
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