from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device used to clean rugs and floors, consisting of a metal or plastic box equipped with rotating brushes and pushed by means of a long handle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an apparatus or device for sweeping carpets.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mechanical sweeper or broom for cleaning carpets and collecting the dust in a closed pan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cleaning implement with revolving brushes that pick up dirt as the implement is pushed over a carpet
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