Meaning of CLEANER in English

CLEANER

clean ‧ er S3 /ˈkliːnə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ cleaner , ↑ cleaning , ↑ cleanliness , ↑ clean , ↑ cleanser ; verb : ↑ clean , ↑ cleanse ; adverb : ↑ clean , ↑ cleanly ; adjective : ↑ clean ≠ ↑ unclean ]

1 . [countable] especially British English someone whose job is to clean other people’s houses, offices etc

2 . [uncountable and countable] a machine or substance used for cleaning:

a vacuum cleaner

toilet bowl cleaner

3 . the cleaner’s a DRY CLEANER’S

4 . take somebody to the cleaner’s informal

a) to cheat someone and take all their money or possessions

b) to defeat someone completely:

The Lakers took the Bulls to the cleaner’s, winning 96–72.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.