Meaning of “carpet sweeper” in the English Dictionary

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"carpet sweeper" in British English

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carpet sweepernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɑː.pɪt ˌswiː.pər/ us /ˈkɑːr.pɪt ˌswiː.pɚ/

Examples from literature

  • In cleaning a room and its furniture, it is always best to use a carpet sweeper, a vacuum cleaner, or a damp cloth, as much as possible, the broom as little as may be, and the feather duster never. 
  • Piles of clothes to be mended, laundry to be put away, a mop and a carpet sweeper greeted me as I went in. 
  • The daily brushing up with broom or carpet sweeper removes the surface dirt, but sweeping day means a good "digging out." 
  • They are waxed a few times each year, and a little work each morning with dust mop and carpet sweeper keeps them in good order. 

(Definition of “carpet sweeper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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