UK [ˈswiːpə(r)] / US [ˈswɪpər] noun [countable]
Word forms "sweeper":
singular sweeper plural sweepers
1) a player in a football team who plays behind the players in defence
2) a person or machine that sweeps a place clean, especially a street

I eventually got a job as a road sweeper.

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  • Sweeper — Sweep er, n. One who, or that which, sweeps, or cleans by sweeping; a sweep; as, a carpet sweeper. [1913 Webster] It is oxygen which is the great sweeper of the economy. Huxley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweeper — [swē′pər] n. 1. a person who sweeps 2. a) a device for sweeping ☆ b) short for CARPET SWEEPER 3. Soccer a defensive back who plays in front of the goalkeeper …   English World dictionary

  • sweeper — A clerk who removes the mail from the bins or stackers on mechanical and automated mail processing equipment and then places it in the equipment for dispatch …   Glossary of postal terms

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  • sweeper — /swee peuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that sweeps. 2. See carpet sweeper. 3. a janitor. 4. any of several fishes of the family Pempherididae, of tropical and warm, temperate seas, having an oblong, compressed body. [1400 50; late ME; see SWEEP1,… …   Universalium

  • sweeper — noun Sweeper is used after these nouns: ↑carpet, ↑road, ↑street …   Collocations dictionary

  • sweeper — sweep|er [ˈswi:pə US ər] n 1.) someone or something that sweeps ▪ a road sweeper 2.) BrE a football player who plays in a position behind other defending players …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sweeper — sweep|er [ swipər ] noun count 1. ) a player on a soccer team who plays behind the players in defense 2. ) a person or machine that sweeps a place clean, especially a street: I eventually got a job as a road sweeper …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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