/supəˈsɒpə/ (say soohpuh'sopuh)

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.

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.