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  • n. Plural form of wiper.


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  • It is the invention of Mr. Robert Whitehall, and consists of a vertical rocking shaft situated in the arm of the machine Motion is imparted to it by means of an elbow formed upon the main shaft acting upon two arms, called wipers, projecting from the rocking shaft, the angle formed by the arms exactly coinciding with that of the elbow in its revolution.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 598, June 18, 1887

  • The street was filled with cars and yellow taxis, wipers swishing the mist off their windshields.


  • Kathryn Johnson idly watched the windshield wipers as her date drove to the movie.

    Burial for a King

  • He started the car, turned on its defroster and wipers, then climbed out as it warmed.

    Miles to Go

  • McKale was quiet as we drove off on our honeymoon, the rhythm of the windshield wipers filling the gap of our silence.

    Miles to Go

  • Turning my windshield wipers on high, I said a quick prayer as I made my way around the lake, across the covered bridge and onto GA Highway 53.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandmothers

  • Low-speed vehicles, as defined by the NHTSA, are small four-wheel vehicles that have a maximum speed of 20 to 25 mph and have standard safety features including lights, reflectors, mirrors, windshields, windshield wipers, a parking brake and seat belts.

    Cities OK golf carts on roads

  • Seeing as how I went for two months without knowing whether or not the wipers worked on my car, I suppose this is the way nature gets back to balance.

    The Rain Explained

  • One boarded the bus to examine the passenger and driver seat, fare box, windshield wipers, turn signals, lights and other equipment.

    Metrobus workers put to test in mechanics, driving competitions

  • When the car stopped next to the pickup, I saw a bouquet of twigs attached to its bumper and another one stuck in its windshield wipers.

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