From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wiper \Wip"er\, n.
   1. One who, or that which, wipes.
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   2. Something used for wiping, as a towel or rag.
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   3. (Mach.) A piece generally projecting from a rotating or
      swinging piece, as an axle or rock shaft, for the purpose
      of raising stampers, lifting rods, or the like, and
      leaving them to fall by their own weight; a kind of cam.
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   4. (Firearms) A rod, or an attachment for a rod, for holding
      a rag with which to wipe out the bore of the barrel.
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