vacuum cleaner


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. vacuum activity,
  2. vacuum aspiration,
  3. vacuum bottle,
  4. vacuum brake,
  5. vacuum casting,
  6. vacuum coffee maker,
  7. vacuum concrete,
  8. vacuum distillation,
  9. vacuum drying,
  10. vacuum energy

Origin of vacuum cleaner

First recorded in 1900–05

Also called vacuum sweeper.

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British Dictionary definitions for vacuum cleaner

vacuum cleaner

noun

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

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