carpet beater(redirected from Mattenklopper)
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Used to beat the dust out of rugs. They were used before the days of permanently-fixed wall-to-wall carpeting, when rugs could be taken outside, hung over a clothesline or fence, and have the dirt beaten out of them.
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|Noun||1.||carpet beater - implement for beating dust out of carpets|
beater - an implement for beating
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