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sweep +‎ -er


sweeper (plural sweepers)

  1. One who sweeps floors or chimneys
  2. A detector (for mines)
  3. A small, tropical marine perciform fish of the family Pempheridae, typically with deeply keeled, compressed bodies and large eyes.
  4. (soccer) A defender who is the last line of defence before the goalkeeper
  5. (curling) A person who sweeps the ice ahead of the rock in play.
  6. (cricket) A batsman who plays sweep shots
  7. (cricket) A fielding position along the boundary; a fielder in this position
  8. A tree that has fallen over a river with branches extending into the water.
  9. A carpet sweeper
  10. (US, regional) A vacuum cleaner.


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