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Definition of "vacuum cleaner" [vac•u•um clean•er]

  • An electrical appliance that cleans surfaces by suction. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vacuum cleaner" in a sentence
  • "She alphabetizes the videotape library and has the vacuum cleaner repaired."
  • ""A combination remote-operated vehicle, underwater vacuum cleaner and sub-bottom sonar," he enthused."
  • "A SALESMAN NAMED JAMIE KNOCKED on a door in Twin Falls, Idaho, hoping to sell a vacuum cleaner to the couple who lived there."