Definition of sweeper
1 : one that sweeps
2 : a lone back in soccer who plays between the line of the defenders and the goal
Recent Examples of sweeper from the Web
The sweeper belonged to Litter Patrol, a private vendor based in Oakland, N.J. that cleans parking lots.
CF Bradley Zimmer -- RBI fielder's choice/6-4 (1-2 fastball) Zimmer, down in count, 0-2, took a sweeper for a ball.
Trader Joe’s should add banking to the sweeper through the produce department; Walgreens and CVS sell them on their websites; and the scoots are now a go-to reference for jokes about growing old, alongside walk-in bathtubs and reverse mortgages.
The nearby city of Lewisburg sent a street sweeper to clean Rainelle’s streets, once piled high with debris.
A man has been killed when he was sucked underneath a street sweeper in Florida.
A street sweeper who apparently was trying to clear something from the machine became accidentally entangled in it and was killed on Saturday, CBS affiliate WJAX-TV in Jacksonville, Florida, reports.
A Navy veteran who served on a mine-sweeper boat in Vietnam, Gonsman took to collecting signatures for a local initiative – Measure B – that sought to ban commercial marijuana farm.
The plasma rocket is key to the debris sweeper and Ad Astra’s other ideas for deep space exploration.
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First Known Use of sweeper
SWEEPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sweeper for English Language Learners
: a person or machine that sweeps something
soccer : a player whose position is behind other defending players
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