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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electrical appliance that cleans surfaces by suction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A domestic or industrial mobile machine for cleaning floors and similar surfaces that draws dust and other particles into a container (often a bag) by the suction created by an electric motor driving a fan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A machine for cleaning carpets, tapestry, upholstered work, etc., by suction; -- sometimes called a vacuum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an electrical home appliance that cleans by suction


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    November 22, 2008