carpet sweeper

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  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.

Origin of carpet sweeper

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

Words Nearby carpet sweeper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use carpet sweeper in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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
  • The mucous membranes of his throat were as dry and as full of dust as the entrails of a carpet sweeper.

    By Advice of Counsel | Arthur Train
  • When you remove the waste from your carpet-sweeper, carefully cut the lint and hair from the revolving rolls and brushes.

    Food and Health | Anonymous
  • The little upholstery tuft-cleaner consumes only one-ninth as much power as the carpet-sweeper.

British Dictionary definitions for carpet-sweeper


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

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