vacuum cleaner

vacuum cleaner [vakɥɔmklinœʀ] n. m.
ÉTYM. 1904; mots angl. « nettoyeur par le vide ». → Vacuum.
Anglic., vieilli. Aspirateur (domestique).
0 Ce fauteuil (la chaise électrique) est à l'antique guillotine ce qu'est le vacuum cleaner au balai poussiéreux et microbien des ménagères d'autrefois.
A. Arnoux, Suite variée, 1925, p. 196.
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