vacuum cleaner


Definition of vacuum cleaner

: a household appliance for cleaning floors, carpets, upholstery, etc. by suction

called also vacuum sweeper

Examples of vacuum cleaner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Arriving in Hollywood, her domestic drudgery includes wearing a Jeanne Dielman outfit and pushing a Hoover vacuum cleaner. Armond White, National Review, "The Helen Reddy Biopic Brings Back a Self-Pitying Hit Parade," 16 Sep. 2020 Shoppers on the hunt for a new corded vacuum cleaner can officially end their search here. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday," 15 Sep. 2020 Turn on your vacuum cleaner … or flush your toilet … or turn on your dishwasher. Dallas News, "The new NFL normal: A look at the Cowboys' first road game during COVID-19 restrictions," 14 Sep. 2020 Rainbow Property Maintenance, also in Chicago, signed up to be part of the pilot for the Whiz robotic industrial vacuum cleaner, which learns a space and cleans the carpet autonomously, from SoftBank. Rachel Lerman, Washington Post, "Robot cleaners are coming, this time to wipe up your coronavirus germs," 8 Sep. 2020 Here’s an excellent vacuum cleaner for your hard floor and carpet. Popular Science, "Save big this Labor Day weekend with epic sales on home goods," 7 Sep. 2020 Through September 7, get up to $70 off Tineco’s bestselling A10 Hero cordless vacuum cleaner ($149.99, originally $179.99; and the Pure One S12 ($499.99; Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, "Shop the best Labor Day deals on Amazon," 5 Sep. 2020 If your vehicle has seen cleaner days, this portable Thisworx car vacuum cleaner is also on sale. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday," 25 Aug. 2020 It can get dented through any number of activities, including run-ins with the vacuum cleaner, a child flinging a toy, or when moving furniture. Joseph Truini And Merle Henkenius, Popular Mechanics, "How to Repair Drywall: Common Ways to Fix Damaged Walls," 18 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of vacuum cleaner

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vacuum cleaner was in 1903

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24 Sep 2020

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“Vacuum cleaner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of vacuum cleaner

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

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Kids Definition of vacuum cleaner

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

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