vacuum cleaner

noun

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 The store employee became suspicious because a vacuum cleaner the man purchased sells for $472.92. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, "Car stolen after owner leaves it running: North Olmsted Police Blotter," 2 Jan. 2021 Gift your friend or loved one with extra free time by automating the cleaning of their floors and rugs with this clever robot vacuum cleaner. Fiona Tapp, CNN Underscored, "Our favorite picks from the Amazon Canada holiday gift guide," 24 Nov. 2020 The lady was nowhere to be seen, and there were signs of ongoing housecleaning (a vacuum cleaner in the middle of the floor, etc.). Washington Post, "Miss Manners: My wife keeps fat-shaming our dog," 16 Jan. 2021 The aircraft aims to travel at Mach 1.42 while producing a sonic boom at about the noise level of a vacuum cleaner. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "Chuck Yeager's 1947 Flight Inspired Our Supersonic Ambitions," 8 Dec. 2020 Gift your friend or loved one with extra free time by automating the cleaning of their floors and rugs with this clever robot vacuum cleaner. Fiona Tapp, CNN Underscored, "Our favorite picks from the Amazon Canada holiday gift guide," 24 Nov. 2020 This vacuum cleaner has been one of my best household purchases! Christie Calucchia, Southern Living, "Amazon Shoppers Are Comparing This Affordable Cordless Vacuum to a Dyson," 12 Nov. 2020 Specifically designed for homes with pets, the Dyson Slim Ball Animal upright vacuum cleaner gets rid of pesky fur and hair, as well as dirt and dust on a variety of floor types. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "Home Depot Black Friday 2020: Best Home Depot deals to shop," 9 Nov. 2020 Court documents said a four-aircraft formation would produce a loudness equivalent to a vacuum cleaner. Keith Ridler, Star Tribune, "US Air Force appeals ruling against urban training in Idaho," 2 Dec. 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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5 Mar 2021

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“Vacuum cleaner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vacuum%20cleaner. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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vacuum cleaner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vacuum cleaner

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

vacuum cleaner

noun

Kids Definition of vacuum cleaner

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

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