Meaning of SWEEPER in English

SWEEPER

I. -pə(r) noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English swepare, from swepen to sweep + -are, -ere -er

1. : a device that cleans by sweeping

lawn sweeper

2. : one that sweeps ; specifically : one whose work is cleaning an object or area by sweeping

3. : mine sweeper

II. noun

or sweeper back

: a lone back in soccer who plays between the line of the defenders and the goal

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