wiper

noun wip·er \ ˈwī-pər \
Updated on: 12 Jan 2018

Definition of wiper

1 : a person who wipes
2 a : something (such as a towel or sponge) used for wiping
b : a moving contact for making connections with the terminals of an electrical device (such as a rheostat)
c : a usually motor-driven arm with a flexible blade for wiping a window (such as the windshield of an automobile or airplane)

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