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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vac′uum clean`er(n.)

  1. an electrical appliance for cleaning carpets, floors, etc., by suction. Also called vac′uum sweep`er.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vacuum, vacuum cleaner(noun)

    an electrical home appliance that cleans by suction


  1. vacuum cleaner(Noun)

    A domestic or industrial mobile machine for cleaning floors and similar surfaces that draws dust and other particles into a container (often a bag) by the suction created by an electric motor driving a fan.


  1. vacuum cleaner

    A vacuum cleaner is a device that uses an air pump to create a partial vacuum to suck up dust and dirt, usually from floors, and optionally from other surfaces as well. The dirt is collected by either a dustbag or a cyclone for later disposal. Vacuum cleaners, which are used in homes as well as in industry, exist in a variety of sizes and models— small battery-operated hand-held devices, domestic central vacuum cleaners, huge stationary industrial appliances that can handle several hundred litres of dust before being emptied, and self-propelled vacuum trucks for recovery of large spills or removal of contaminated soil.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

vacuum cleaner

a machine that cleans carpets etc by sucking dust etc into itself.

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