Definitions for: Wiper


[n] a mechanical device that cleans the windshield
[n] contact consisting of a conducting arm that rotates over a series of fixed contacts and comes to rest on an outlet
[n] a worker who wipes



Webster (1913) Definition: Wip"er, n.
1. One who, or that which, wipes.

2. Something used for wiping, as a towel or rag.

3. (Mach.) A piece generally projecting from a rotating or
swinging piece, as an axle or rock shaft, for the purpose
of raising stampers, lifting rods, or the like, and
leaving them to fall by their own weight; a kind of cam.

4. (Firearms) A rod, or an attachment for a rod, for holding
a rag with which to wipe out the bore of the barrel.

Synonyms: contact arm, windscreen wiper, windshield wiper, wiper arm, wiper blade

See Also: automotive vehicle, contact, mechanical device, motor vehicle, rheostat, selector, selector switch, tangency, variable resistor, worker

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