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sweeper

noun [C] uk   /ˈswiː.pər/  us   /-pɚ/

sweeper noun [C] (CLEANING)

someone or something that sweeps something clean: a carpet sweeper (= a machine for cleaning carpets) a road sweeper (= a person whose job is cleaning the roads)

sweeper noun [C] (FOOTBALL)

In football, a sweeper is a player whose position is behind the other defenders (= players whose main aim is to stop points from being scored) .
Translations of “sweeper”
in Chinese (Traditional) 清掃, 清掃工, 掃除機,清掃機…
in Chinese (Simplified) 清扫, 清扫工, 扫除机,清扫机…
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