Definitions for "SWEEPERS"
Those horses which were racing at the rear of the field but are moved out to race wide on the track by their drivers in order to get a clear run down the home straight towards the finish line.
players sweep to make the stone travel further and move straight (less curl). Sweeping can increase the distance a stone travels by as much as 15 feet. The key is vigour. Two sweepers guide each shot. Sweeping polishes the ice. Vigorous sweeping requires fitness. The brooms, or brushes, are specially made.