broomstick

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

Definition of broomstick

: the long thin handle of a broom

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Another had his pants and underwear pulled down and was poked with the broomstick. Dan Morse, baltimoresun.com, "Outside investigation of Damascus High sexual assault case takes longer than expected," 8 Aug. 2019 Rods with a broomstick-strength backbone and multi-gear reels that are engineering marvels. Gary Garth, USA TODAY, "Bass fishing with a fly rod? Try it – they're not just for trout anymore," 10 June 2019 Nearby some children are playing ball with a broomstick and cardboard gloves. Rita Indiana, BostonGlobe.com, "The David Ortiz shooting and the corruption of the Dominican dream," 12 July 2019 Cartoonists mockingly portrayed Bernhardt as a broomstick. Sharon Marcus, Vox, "The first modern celebrity was born 175 years ago," 26 June 2019 Suddenly, a clump of trees looked like a witch on a broomstick or a Sasquatch in the distance. Mary Beth Skylis, Outside Online, "How Jeff Garmire Set the Arizona Trail FKT," 15 June 2019 But Quick grabbed a broomstick and ran to strike Beierle again. Steve Hendrix, Anchorage Daily News, "He always hated women. Then he decided to kill them.," 7 June 2019 In recent years, its helicopters wouldn’t fly, its submarines couldn’t sail, and its soldiers have wielded broomsticks in training exercises for lack of guns. Griff Witte, Washington Post, "Merkel and Trump agree the ailing German military needs a boost. Why isn’t it happening?," 21 June 2018 Grab your Windsweeper 5000 broomstick and get ready to fly to St. Helens, Oregon this October, because the Cromwell clan from Halloweentown is reuniting. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "The "Halloweentown" Cast is Reuniting in Halloweentown After Nearly 20 Years," 16 Aug. 2017

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1663, in the meaning defined above

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broomstick

noun

English Language Learners Definition of broomstick

: the handle of a broom

broomstick

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

Kids Definition of broomstick

: the handle of a broom

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