broom·​ball | \ ˈbrüm-ˌbȯl How to pronounce broomball (audio) , ˈbru̇m- \

Definition of broomball

: a variation of ice hockey played on ice without skates and with brooms and a soccer ball used instead of sticks and a puck

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Other Words from broomball

broomballer \ ˈbrüm-​ˌbȯ-​lər How to pronounce broomball (audio) , ˈbru̇m-​ \ noun

Examples of broomball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cases are linked to adult and youth hockey leagues and an adult broomball league at the Central Vermont Memorial Civic Center. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "COVID-19 Essentials, Tohono O'odham Nation, Hoover Dam: News from around our 50 states," 21 Oct. 2020 Oh, and keep secrets like her hurting her wrist while playing broomball. Shannon Carlin,, "Mitch From Spinning Out Is Not Who You Think He Is," 3 Jan. 2020 Iceland, open year-round at 1701 Ups Drive, offers public skating, figure and ice skating lessons, ice hockey clinics, and broomball. Caleb Wiegandt, The Courier-Journal, "Shop local for teens: Louisville's 5 best gifts of experience for the teen in your life," 18 Nov. 2019 There will be free 30-minute skating lessons with professional skating instructors from noon to 1 p.m. on six Saturdays throughout the season and broomball. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "‘Destination Winter St. Paul’ will bring ice skating, slide to Saints’ field; parade to honor 1980 Olympic hockey team," 23 Oct. 2019 Alex Stalock, the Wild goaltender who hit the longest homer of the night, is an NHL player but certainly must have played broomball or tennis ball hockey while growing up in South St. Paul. John Shipley, Twin Cities, "John Shipley: For one fun night in St. Paul, Joe Mauer was a rookie," 22 July 2019 The 2018 broomball league is sponsored by the Downtown Detroit Partnership and Come Play Detroit. Detroit Free Press, "You can watch Detroit teams play broomball outside in downtown Detroit," 12 Jan. 2018 Turn your driveway into a broomball rink, with brooms or rakes for sticks, a tennis ball instead of a puck, boots in place of skates, trees or buckets serving as goal posts. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "9 easy ways to enjoy a snow day in Milwaukee," 9 Feb. 2018 Broom-wielding, sneaker-wearing teams fielded by Detroit businesses will be squaring off in downtown Detroit as broomball makes a return to Campus Martius. Detroit Free Press, "You can watch Detroit teams play broomball outside in downtown Detroit," 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of broomball

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of broomball was in 1896

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“Broomball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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