Sweeper vs Mop - What's the difference?

sweeper | mop |

As a noun sweeper

is one who sweeps floors or chimneys.

As a symbol mop is

macanese pataca.




(en noun)
  • One who sweeps floors or chimneys
  • A detector (for mines)
  • A small, tropical marine perciform fish of the family , typically with deeply keeled, compressed bodies and large eyes.
  • (football) A defender who is the last line of defence before the goalkeeper
  • (curling) A person who sweeps the ice ahead of the rock in play.
  • (cricket) A batsman who plays sweep shots
  • (cricket) A fielding position along the boundary; a fielder in this position
  • A tree that has fallen over a river with branches extending into the water.
  • * ..tree will be hanging over the water about canoe level (a sweeper ).. Basic Essentials Canoe Paddling, 3rd - Page 62
  • * So named because they can sweep passengers from a boat, they can also capsize a canoe, especially when paddlers lean too far away from the sweeper .. River Running: Canoeing, Kayaking, Rowing, Rafting - Page 102
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    (en noun) (wikipedia mop)
  • An implement for washing floors, or the like, made of a piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums, or coarse yarn, fastened to a handle.
  • (humorous) A dense head of hair.
  • He ran a comb through his mop and hurried out the door.
  • (British, dialect) A fair where servants are hired.
  • (British, dialect) The young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet.
  • (Halliwell)
  • A made-up face; a grimace.
  • * (rfdate) (Francis Beaumont) and
  • What mops and mowes it makes! --
  • * 1610 , , act 4 scene 1
  • Before you can say 'Come' and 'Go,'
    And breathe twice; and cry 'so, so,'
    Each one, tripping on his toe,
    Will be here with mop and mow.

    Derived terms

    * mophead * mop squeezer * mop water


    * German: (l)


  • To rub, scrub, clean or wipe with a mop, or as if with a mop.
  • to mop (or scrub) a floor
    to mop one's face with a handkerchief
  • To make a wry expression with the mouth.
  • (Shakespeare)


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