sweeper

[ swee-per ]
/ ˈswi pər /

noun

a person or thing that sweeps.
a janitor.
any of several fishes of the family Pempherididae, of tropical and warm, temperate seas, having an oblong, compressed body.

Nearby words

  1. sweep off someone's feet,
  2. sweep under the rug,
  3. sweep-saw,
  4. sweep-second,
  5. sweepback,
  6. sweeping,
  7. sweeping score,
  8. sweepingly,
  9. sweepings,
  10. sweeps

Origin of sweeper

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at sweep1, -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for sweeper

sweeper

/ (ˈswiːpə) /

noun

a person employed to sweep, such as a roadsweeper
any device for sweepinga carpet sweeper
informal soccer a player who supports the main defenders, as by intercepting loose balls, etc
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