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Noun: wiper  wI-pu(r)
  1. A worker who wipes
  2. Contact consisting of a conducting arm that rotates over a series of fixed contacts and comes to rest on an outlet
    - wiper arm, contact arm
  3. A mechanical device that cleans the windscreen
    - windshield wiper [N. Amer], windscreen wiper [Brit, Cdn], wiper blade

Derived forms: wipers

Type of: contact, mechanical device, tangency, worker

Part of: automotive vehicle, motor vehicle, rheostat, selector, selector switch, variable resistor

Encyclopedia: Wiper