Definition of sweeper noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    sweeper

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈswipər//
     
     
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  1. 1 a person who sweeps something
  2. 2 a thing that sweeps something a carpet/street sweeper see also minesweeper
  3. 3 (in soccer ) a player who plays behind the other defending players in order to try and stop anyone who passes them
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