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wiper

Syllabification: wip·er
Pronunciation: /ˈwīpər
 
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Definition of wiper in English:

noun

1A windshield wiper.
Example sentences
  • But a few did manage to make it to a new destination before letting go of my windshield or wiper blade.
  • Specifically, the invention of the back window wiper may be one of the greatest inventions ever.
  • The five o'clock rush was well underway and the drivers, appearing and disappearing behind flashing wiper blades, looked tired and ready to be inside warm living rooms, kitchens, and dens.
2An electrical contact that moves across a surface.

Words that rhyme with wiper

griper, piper, sniper, swiper, viper

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