carpet beater

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Carpet beater

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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Noun1.carpet beater - implement for beating dust out of carpets
beater - an implement for beating
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
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