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sweeper

noun sweep·er \ˈswē-pər\

: a person or machine that sweeps something

soccer : a player whose position is behind other defending players

Full Definition of SWEEPER

1
:  one that sweeps
2
:  a lone back in soccer who plays between the line of the defenders and the goal
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First Known Use of SWEEPER

15th century

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