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clean·er

 (klē′nər)
n.
1. One whose work or business is cleaning.
2. A machine or substance used in cleaning.
3. often cleaners A dry-cleaning establishment: dropped off the stained shirt at the cleaners.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cleaners - shop where dry cleaning is donecleaners - shop where dry cleaning is done  
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
References in classic literature ?
Yes, sir, we have several among our workpeople and cleaners.
Now a bag of remarkable clothespins, next, a wonderful nutmeg grater which fell to pieces at the first trial, a knife cleaner that spoiled all the knives, or a sweeper that picked the nap neatly off the carpet and left the dirt, labor-saving soap that took the skin off one's hands, infallible cements which stuck firmly to nothing but the fingers of the deluded buyer, and every kind of tinware, from a toy savings bank for odd pennies, to a wonderful boiler which would wash articles in its own steam with every prospect of exploding in the process.
Tom Loker was soon carefully deposited in a much cleaner and softer bed than he had, ever been in the habit of occupying.
However, I had read "Tom Jones," and "Rod- erick Random," and other books of that kind, and knew that the highest and first ladies and gentlemen in England had remained little or no cleaner in their talk, and in the morals and conduct which such talk implies, clear up to a hundred years ago; in fact clear into our own nineteenth century -- in which century, broadly speaking, the earliest samples of the real lady and real gentleman discoverable in English history -- or in European history, for that matter -- may be said to have made their appearance.
The former was a boy of fourteen, but when he drew out what had been a fiddle, crushed to morsels in the great-coat, he blubbered aloud; and Cathy, when she learned the master had lost her whip in attending on the stranger, showed her humour by grinning and spitting at the stupid little thing; earning for her pains a sound blow from her father, to teach her cleaner manners.
In his expostulation he dropped his cleaner hand (perhaps accidentally, perhaps not) upon the joker's heart.
Silence ensued, during which Agatha, furtively scrutinizing the tenant of the chalet, noticed that his face and neck were cleaner and less sunburnt than those of the ordinary toilers of Lyvern.
But again I tell thee, feel and hunt, for I am certain thou art cleaner than a sheet of smooth white paper.
The shore opposite to Mademoiselle Cormon's garden is crowded with houses where a variety of trades are carried on; happily for her, the occupants are quiet people,--a baker, a cleaner, an upholsterer, and several bourgeois.
Howorth, the picture cleaner, may supply a not unnecessary proof of the authenticity of the facts here set down.
And as for cleanliness, my house is cleaner than any other house on the Common, though the half of 'em swarm with women.
The officers may write to the papers demanding the heads of the Horse Guards in default of cleaner redress for grievances; the men may break loose across a country town and seriously startle the publicans; but neither officers nor men have it in their composition to mutiny after the continental manner.