sweeper

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noun sweep·er \ˈswē-pər\

Definition of sweeper

  1. 1 :  one that sweeps

  2. 2 :  a lone back in soccer who plays between the line of the defenders and the goal

15th Century

First Known Use of sweeper

15th century




SWEEPER Defined for English Language Learners

sweeper

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noun sweep·er \ˈswē-pər\

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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