wiper

[wahy-per]

noun

a person or thing that wipes.
the thing with which something is wiped, as a towel, handkerchief, or squeegee.
Electricity. the portion of a selector or other similar device that makes contact with the terminals of a bank.
Also wipe. Machinery. a projection or partial cam, as on a rotating shaft, moving to lift or dislodge another part, especially so as to let it drop when released.

Nearby words

  1. wipe off the map,
  2. wipe out,
  3. wipe the slate clean,
  4. wiped-out,
  5. wipeout,
  6. wipo,
  7. wiradjuri,
  8. wire,
  9. wire brush,
  10. wire cloth

Origin of wiper

First recorded in 1545–50; wipe + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for wiper

wiper

noun

any piece of cloth, such as a handkerchief, towel, etc, used for wiping
a cam rotated to ease a part and allow it to fall under its own weight, as used in stamping machines, etc
electrical engineering a movable conducting arm, esp one in a switching or selecting device, that makes contact with a row or ring of contacts
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