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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Little-known nocturnal fish of warm shallow seas with an oblong compressed body; A cleaning device with revolving brushes that pick up dirt as the device is pushed over a carpet; An employee who cleans (floors or streets etc.).

Usage examples (35)
  • To call a sweeper and have me led away by one of these lizard-men?
  • We’ve gone through several vacuums in the years that we’ve had our animals and have found that the best sweeper is one that has a bag.
  • Caroline was observing with a 27-inch focal length Newtonian 'sweeper'.
  • The "sweeper" plays like a free safety and is the last man before the goalie. for more
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