vacuum cleaner

noun

Definition of vacuum cleaner

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

called also vacuum sweeper

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Like a Cabbage Patch Kid reared by HAL 9000 and Alexa, Chucky can digitally manipulate any and all Kaslan electronics, from internet connections to Roomba-style vacuum cleaners. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Controversial ‘Child’s Play’ remake is creepy fun before it malfunctions," 20 June 2019 Like a Cabbage Patch Kid reared by HAL 9000 and Alexa, Chucky can digitally manipulate any and all Kaslan electronics, from internet connections to Roomba-style vacuum cleaners. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Review: The controversy-stirring ‘Child's Play’ remake is creepy fun before it malfunctions," 20 June 2019 With his terrified girlfriend looking on, Quick grabbed the best weapon in reach: an upright vacuum cleaner in the corner. Steve Hendrix, Anchorage Daily News, "He always hated women. Then he decided to kill them.," 7 June 2019 The tariffs apply to consumer products such as luggage, mattresses, handbags, bicycles, vacuum cleaners and air conditioners. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, "First on CNN Business: 600 companies including Walmart, Costco and Target warn Trump on tariffs," 13 June 2019 Over 40 firefighters responded to an Entergy building in the Central Business District Wednesday night (June 5), after a malfunctioning vacuum cleaner sparked a two-alarm blaze, according to the New Orleans Fire Department. Laura Mcknight, nola.com, "Malfunctioning vacuum cleaner sparks 2-alarm fire at Entergy high-rise: NOFD," 6 June 2019 Three upright vacuum cleaners are also on clearance right now, each marked down $100, including the Ball Animal 2, the Multi Floor 2, and the Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy vacuum. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "8 Dyson Vacuum Cleaners Are on Sale for Up to $150 Off," 1 Mar. 2019 With the help of a money-sucking vacuum cleaner, WSJ's Joanna Stern explains why everything has turned into a service—and how to get your cash back. Joanna Stern, WSJ, "Stop Wasting Money on Unnecessary Monthly Subscriptions," 8 May 2019 Then, use a vacuum cleaner with a hose to suck up any loose crumbs. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Clean Your Freezer the Easy Way," 5 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of vacuum cleaner

1903, in the meaning defined above

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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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