• WordNet 3.6
    • n wiper a mechanical device that cleans the windshield
    • n wiper contact consisting of a conducting arm that rotates over a series of fixed contacts and comes to rest on an outlet
    • n wiper a worker who wipes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1903 Mary Anderson invented the windshield wipers
    • Wiper (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.
    • Wiper (Firearms) A rod, or an attachment for a rod, for holding a rag with which to wipe out the bore of the barrel.
    • Wiper One who, or that which, wipes.
    • Wiper Something used for wiping, as a towel or rag.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.
    • n wiper Same as wiper-wheel. See the extract and also wipe-spark.
    • n wiper A ring in a shaft-bearing, resting by its inner surface on the top of the shaft and hanging with its bottom elements in a bath of oil. As the shaft revolves the ring turns slowly with it, and brings up the oily parts of its surface which are wiped off by the grooves in which the ring is steadied.
    • n wiper One who or that which wipes.
    • n wiper That on which anything is wiped, as a hand-towel or a handkerchief.
    • n wiper In machinery, a piece projecting generally from a horizontal axle, for the purpose of raising stampers, pounders, or pistons in a vertical direction and letting them fall by their own weight. Wipers are employed in fulling-mills, stamping-mills, oil-mills, powder-mills, etc. Also wipe.
    • n wiper A steel implement for cleaning the bore of a musket, etc. It has two twisted arms, screws on the end of a ramrod, and carries a piece of cloth or a bunch of tow. The larger wipers for cleaning cannon are attached to a wooden stick, and are termed worms or sponges. See cut under gun.
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In literature:

He is drying them with the rubber wiper.
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
This pretty little pen-wiper is covered with small circles of cloth.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
I saw him once, and his face looked as if he'd been rubbing it on a pen-wiper!
"Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple" by Sophie May
Ypres, or Wipers, as Tommy Atkins called it, was then considered a "hot" spot.
"Private Peat" by Harold R. Peat
Just to satisfy my own mind on the matter I sent a telegram to the engine wiper at Sprague, asking him if No.
"The Best Ghost Stories" by Various
If, when a newly-married couple go to housekeeping, she slyly takes her mother's dish-cloth or dish-wiper, she will never be homesick.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
Get on that engine, my boy; take this one wiper left for a fireman, and pull out.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
That's what I set out to be when I started as wiper.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
That's a wiper, and I wiped him out.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
Some men are here to-day and the far side of Wipers to-morrow night.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 19, 1916" by Various

In poetry:

Jim's horse was a thoroughbed half-bred,
With a raspberry mark on his left hock,
And on his what-not a screen-wiper he'd got,
To stop the flies tickling his fetlock.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
So, Willy, let me and you be wipers
Of scores out with all men—-especially pipers!
And, whether they pipe us free frm rats or frm mice,
If we've promised them aught, let us keep our promise!
"The Pied Piper Of Hamelin" by Robert Browning

In news:

Test the wipers to assure blades are properly adjusted.
Fix-It Chick: Install new wiper blades.
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. Trico Products has announced the launch of the TRICO EX Factor fall wiper blade promotion.
The researchers were not able to recover the ~DFXX.tmp files because they had been overwritten with garbage data during Wiper 's data destruction routine.
What they did not find was program code—the digital blueprint—that could have given them better insight into Wiper 's capabilities.
Watch Wiper Plank in the Fitness Video.
The new 2987-399 wiper wheel from Yetter is now available as an attachment to the high-speed 2937 Magnum fertilizer coulter.
The wiper wheel holds soil in place while the coulter blade opens a slot for fertilizer.
Federal safety regulators say ice and snow can build up and restrict movement of the wipers .
When you get stuck in a rain storm, having bad wiper blades can make driving extremely difficult.
What's behind our wiper blade Ratings.
Wiper blade buying guide.
Ratings & recommended wiper blade s.
Prepare you vehicle for long distance travel: Check your wipers and fluids.
There are two types of wiper blade technology.

In science:

Rubber friction is a topic of huge practical importance, e.g., for tires, rubber seals, wiper blades, conveyor belts and syringes [1–14].
Rolling friction for hard cylinder and sphere on viscoelastic solid