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carpet sweeper

noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of carpet sweeper

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Related Words for carpet-sweeper

vacuum

Examples from the Web for carpet-sweeper

Historical Examples of carpet-sweeper

  • They have many household conveniences: running water in a barrel, a blue flame oil stove, a bread-mixer, and a carpet-sweeper.

    The American Country Girl

    Martha Foote Crow

  • Having breakfasted from white dishes placed on a white napkin, she was busy with a carpet-sweeper sweeping up possible crumbs.

    The Dust Flower

    Basil King

  • Brush up the drawing-room or go over the floor with a carpet-sweeper, wipe up the hard-wood floors, and dust the rooms.

    The Expert Maid-Servant

    Cristine Terhune Herrick

  • She took up the crumbs carefully and used the carpet-sweeper all over the rug.

  • When you remove the waste from your carpet-sweeper, carefully cut the lint and hair from the revolving rolls and brushes.


British Dictionary definitions for carpet-sweeper

carpet-sweeper

noun
  1. a household device with a revolving brush for sweeping carpets
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