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Noun: sweeper  swee-pu(r)
  1. An employee who sweeps (floors or streets etc.)
  2. A cleaning implement with revolving brushes that pick up dirt as the implement is pushed over a carpet
    - carpet sweeper
  3. Little-known nocturnal fish of warm shallow seas with an oblong compressed body
  4. (soccer) a defender who is the last line of defence before the goalkeeper
    - libero

Derived forms: sweepers

Type of: cleaning device, cleaning equipment, cleaning implement, employe [US], employee, teleost, teleost fish, teleostan

Part of: family Pempheridae, Pempheridae

Encyclopedia: Sweeper