sweeper Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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sweepernoun [C]

uk   /ˈswiː.pər/  us   /-pɚ/

sweeper noun [C] (CLEANING)

someone or something that ​sweeps something ​clean: a ​carpet sweeper (= a ​machine for ​cleaningcarpets) 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 ​mainaim is to ​stoppoints from being ​scored) .
(Definition of sweeper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sweeper”
in Chinese (Simplified) 清扫, 清扫工, 扫除机,清扫机…
in Chinese (Traditional) 清掃, 清掃工, 掃除機,清掃機…
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