a person who wipes. something (such as a towel or sponge) used for wiping. a moving contact for making connections with the terminals of an electrical device (such as a rheostat). a usually motor-driven arm with a flexible blade for wiping a window (such as the windshield of an automobile or airplane). a hybrid striped bass that is a cross between a female striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and a male white bass (Morone chrysops) and is silvery-white with dark usually discontinuous or irregular horizontal stripes along the sides.