broom·stick | \-ˌstik \

Definition of broomstick 

: the long thin handle of a broom

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Shortly after the confession, Todashev was fatally shot by an FBI agent after Todashev allegedly charged at the agent and a state trooper with a metal broomstick. Travis Andersen,, "Prosecutors oppose Tsarnaev request to obtain a copy of Todashev recording," 12 July 2018 By leaning forward through a doorway, or reaching behind the back to hold and pull on a broomstick or towel, the chest is stretched and arms, neck and head aligned. Katie Parsons,, "10 fitness and nutrition hacks," 14 May 2018 Remove the debris by pushing a broomstick through the hose. Christina Peterson, Good Housekeeping, "Improve Your Vacuum's Suction in 2 Steps," 5 Dec. 2013 Billions of people use broomsticks without resorting to performance-enhancing substances (expect, perhaps, for morning coffee). Sean Gregory/pyeongchang, Time, "The 8 Craziest Things I Saw At the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang," 26 Feb. 2018 But aspects of the religion have been appropriated and distorted for horror movies or to sell voodoo dolls, potions and broomsticks to tourists. Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post, "A child was taken to a voodoo practitioner for discipline. Police say she will be permanently disfigured.," 4 Feb. 2018 Using a shovel, branch, or broomstick handle, trace the perimeter of the fort in the snow. Sally Walker Davies, Popular Mechanics, "5 Tips for Building the Ultimate Snow Fort," 11 Feb. 2014 Chapita is a type of baseball game played with soda caps instead of balls and with a broomstick serving as a bat. Jay Weaver And Antonio Maria Delgado, miamiherald, "Ex-Venezuelan treasurer close to Chávez is target of Florida money-laundering probe | Miami Herald," 31 Mar. 2018

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1663, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of broomstick

: the handle of a broom


broom·stick | \ˈbrüm-ˌstik, ˈbru̇m-\

Kids Definition of broomstick

: the handle of a broom

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