broom·​stick | \-ˌstik \

Definition of broomstick 

: the long thin handle of a broom

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Fashion a witch hat using felt and hot glue, and craft a broomstick by tying twigs and straw to a stick with twine. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "How to Make a Wicked-Easy Witch Costume for Halloween," 1 Aug. 2018 And now, mainstream pop culture is grabbing the broomstick and gifting us two new shows anchored by the modern, mighty witch this fall. Aimee Lutkin, Marie Claire, "Charmed, Sabrina, and the Return of the Dark Witch," 6 Sep. 2018 The magic is also very different; no wands or broomsticks here. Constance Grady, Vox, "7 authors tell us how 20 years of Harry Potter shaped their lives," 31 Aug. 2018 In our neighborhood, kids played stoop ball, hopscotch and stickball, with a broomstick. Marc Myers, WSJ, "How Dionne Warwick Fought to Be Heard," 7 Aug. 2018 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

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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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