supersopper

/supəˈsɒpə/ (say soohpuh'sopuh)

noun
a device, sometimes motorised, which collects water in a sponge around a perforated cylinder, squeezing the collected water into holding tanks; designed to soak up water from sports fields, racecourses, etc., to reduce delays caused by rain.
{trademark Super Sopper; invented in 1974 by Australian Gordon Withnall}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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