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Meaning of cleaner

clean•er

Pronunciation: (klē'nur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who cleans, esp. one whose regular occupation is cleaning offices, buildings, equipment, etc.
  2. an apparatus or machine for cleaning, as a vacuum cleaner.
  3. a preparation for use in cleaning, as a detergent or chemical bleach.
  4. the owner or operator of a dry-cleaning establishment: The cleaner said he couldn't get the spot off my coat.
  5. Usually,a dry-cleaning establishment: My suit is at the cleaners.
  6. to cause to lose all or a great deal of one's money or personal property, as through gambling or a bad investment: He got taken to the cleaners in the poker game last night.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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