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 Some muggles may have dreamed of casting spells or riding a broomstick, but the real ones have always dreamed of eating an unlimited amount of chicken drumsticks like Ron Weasley. Savannah Salazar, Vulture, 3 Sep. 2021 Fly around the spatial world of Hogworts, and compete in the famous game on a flying broomstick. Charlie Fink, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 The rope, which Kristen had tied off to a broomstick willow, tightened and held the jerk of the boat, heavy as a walrus. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Sep. 2021 The lawsuit, filed Monday on behalf of two minors in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleges the teenage boys were sodomized with a broomstick by older members of the football team in October 2019. Karen Ann Cullotta,, 25 Aug. 2021 The elephant joins dozens of pewter molds in the museum’s trove from the 1920s and ’30s, including Uncle Sam, an eagle, a lion, a cannon and a witch on a broomstick. Emily Wishingrad, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Aug. 2021 Wizards Take Flight, which replicates the feeling of soaring over Hogwarts' grounds and the city of London on a broomstick. Nick Romano,, 20 July 2021 The neighbor called 911 and said Luyster told him that Moore was beating him with a broomstick. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 25 May 2021 Some historians trace it back to a French game called paille maille, while others trace it to an Irish game played with broomstick mallets called crookey. Alexis Soloski New York Times, Star Tribune, 14 May 2021

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First Known Use of broomstick

1663, in the meaning defined above

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9 Oct 2021

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“Broomstick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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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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