sweeper
 n.— «Trees reaching out over the flow—”sweepers” in river parlance—are the dread of all whitewater paddlers, whether in a canoe, a kayak or a raft.» —“The river is wet and wild, yet safety is canoe club’s No. 1 priority” by Greg Johnston in North Bend Post-Intelligencer (Seattle, Washington) May 30, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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