carpet sweeper

carpet sweeper
noun a manual household implement with revolving brushes for sweeping carpets.

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  • Carpet sweeper — Carpet Car pet (k[aum]r p[e^]t), n. [OF. carpite rug, soft of cloth, F. carpette coarse packing cloth, rug (cf. It. carpita rug, blanket), LL. carpeta, carpita, woolly cloths, fr. L. carpere to pluck, to card (wool); cf. Gr. karpo s fruit, E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carpet sweeper — carpet ,sweeper noun count a piece of equipment that you use for cleaning a carpet, consisting of a box with a brush inside and a long handle …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • carpet sweeper — carpet .sweeper n a simple machine for sweeping carpets, which does not use electricity …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • carpet sweeper — ☆ carpet sweeper n. a hand operated device with a revolving brush to sweep up dirt from carpets and rugs …   English World dictionary

  • Carpet sweeper — A carpet sweeper is a mechanical device for the cleaning of carpets in place. They were popular before the vacuum cleaner and have been largely superseded by them.However, some restaurant chains continue to use them (e.g. Perkins) as they are… …   Wikipedia

  • carpet sweeper — noun a cleaning implement with revolving brushes that pick up dirt as the implement is pushed over a carpet • Syn: ↑sweeper • Derivationally related forms: ↑sweep (for: ↑sweeper) • Hypernyms: ↑cleaning implement, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • carpet sweeper — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms carpet sweeper : singular carpet sweeper plural carpet sweepers a piece of equipment that you use for cleaning a carpet, consisting of a box with a brush inside and a long handle …   English dictionary

  • carpet-sweeper — carˈpet sweeper noun An apparatus with a revolving brush and a dustpan, for sweeping carpets • • • Main Entry: ↑carpet …   Useful english dictionary

  • carpet sweeper — a pushable, long handled implement for removing dirt, lint, etc., from rugs and carpets, consisting of a metal case enclosing one or more brushes that rotate. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • carpet sweeper — hand operated rug cleaner (non electric) …   English contemporary dictionary

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