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noun

an electrical appliance for cleaning carpets, floors, etc., by suction.

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Also called vacuum sweeper.

Origin of vacuum cleaner

First recorded in 1900–05
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vacuum cleaner

noun

an electrical household appliance used for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, etc, by suction

Derived forms of vacuum cleaner

vacuum cleaning, noun
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