Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Large oars used on board ships of war in a calm, either to assist the rudder in turning them round, or to propel them ahead when chasing in light winds. Brigs of 386 tons have been swept at 3 knots or more.
The numerical value of sweeps in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of sweeps in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6