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 One example cited by repair advocates is Miele, which sells pricey but long-lasting vacuum cleaners and stocks a large collection of replacement parts. Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 Prices are slashed on top-of-the-line Dyson vacuum cleaners, as well as the brand’s coveted hair care products. Erin Johnson, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 From vacuum cleaners to hairstyling tools, the company makes premium products that deliver in terms of both features and aesthetics. Nick Guy,, 20 Nov. 2023 Number 78, identified as such based on its position in the sheet of 100, was retrieved after spending time inside a vacuum cleaner. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Nov. 2023 This cleaning 'hack' is a pretty straightforward trick that involves placing laundry beads inside your vacuum cleaner. Mary Cornetta, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Nov. 2023 Her father sold vacuum cleaners door to door while seeking an American license as an architect. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 20 Oct. 2023 Keep scrolling to check out even more vacuum cleaners that are on sale at Amazon ahead of Black Friday. Amy Schulman, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 Everything from changing the sheets to carrying a vacuum cleaner up and down the stairs burns calories and works muscles. Hannah Holland, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vacuum cleaner was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Vacuum cleaner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

vacuum cleaner

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

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