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a type of lever for raising and lowering a weight, such as a bucket in a well
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
swipe(1) Sliding a finger or stylus across a touchscreen to scroll or move items around. Swiping, along with tapping, replaced mouse movement on a tablet and smartphone, although Bluetooth mice are also used with tablets. See multitouch.
(2) (Swype) A unique touchscreen keyboard. See Swype.
(3) To pass an ID or credit card with a magnetic stripe through a reader. See magnetic stripe.
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