broom·​stick | \ ˈbrüm-ˌstik How to pronounce broomstick (audio) , ˈbru̇m- \

Definition of broomstick

: the long thin handle of a broom

Examples of broomstick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their pediatrician insisted her hair was normal, but Porras was disturbed by running her hands through her daughter's locks and being reminded of the coarse bristles atop a broomstick. Ryan Prior, CNN, "Kids struggle with Covid-19 and its months of aftermath," 12 Oct. 2020 Jim Rucker Use a 5-inch dowel or a piece of an old broomstick to make a turkey sling. The Editors, Field & Stream, "12 Wildly Inventive Hunting Tips," 24 Aug. 2020 Friday that putter was as effective as a broomstick. Scott Ostler,, "Tiger, Tiger, burning out? Woods is scuffling at the PGA Championship," 7 Aug. 2020 Most often, custom dictated that a cat-o'-nine tails — a broomstick-like handle with nine 2-foot-long leather thongs — was used to administer the beatings. Xerxes Wilson, USA TODAY, "Delaware, the last to abolish state whippings, to remove public whipping post Wednesday," 30 June 2020 One day, Onisa intervened when another nanny was striking Izidor with a broomstick. Melissa Fay Greene, The Atlantic, "Can an Unloved Child Learn to Love?," 18 June 2020 Hold your broomstick in your opposite hand for support. Dana Santas, CNN, "Five household items you can use to work out your whole body," 24 Apr. 2020 By evening’s end, Mr. Troyer’s daughters had slid the three wire spools onto a broomstick wedged between two ladderback chairs and cut 20,000 nose clips. Elizabeth Williamson, New York Times, "In Ohio, the Amish Take On the Coronavirus," 9 Apr. 2020 Well hang onto your broomsticks: Now you can get paid to (re)watch all the Harry Potter movies. EDsmart is paying up to five lucky winners $1,000 each to watch every Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movie. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "You Can Get Paid $1,000 to Watch the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Movies," 17 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of broomstick

1663, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2020

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“Broomstick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of broomstick

: the handle of a broom


broom·​stick | \ ˈbrüm-ˌstik How to pronounce broomstick (audio) , ˈbru̇m- \

Kids Definition of broomstick

: the handle of a broom

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