vacuum cleaner

noun
|Updated on: 4 Aug 2018

Definition of vacuum cleaner

: a household appliance for cleaning floors, carpets, upholstery, etc. by suction called also vacuum sweeper

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First Known Use of vacuum cleaner

1903

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VACUUM CLEANER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of vacuum cleaner for English Language Learners

  • : an electrical machine that cleans floors, rugs, etc., by sucking up dirt, dust, etc.


VACUUM CLEANER Defined for Kids

vacuum cleaner

noun

Definition of vacuum cleaner for Students

: an electrical appliance for cleaning (as floors or rugs) by suction


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