Meaning of SWEEPER in English

SWEEPER

/ ˈswiːpə(r); NAmE / noun

1.

a person whose job is to sweep sth :

a road sweeper

2.

a thing that sweeps sth :

a carpet sweeper

—see also minesweeper

3.

( BrE ) ( in football ( soccer ) ) a player who plays behind the other defending players in order to try and stop anyone who passes them

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.