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

Definition of broomstick

: the long thin handle of a broom

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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 Hold on to your broomsticks because spooky season has officially arrived! Sarah Grace Hart, Teen Vogue, "Freeform's "31 Nights of Halloween" Will Feature "Hocus Pocus," "The Addams Family," and More," 4 Sep. 2018 Fans also got to watch a video of her flying on a broomstick in front of a green screen. Nicole Weaver, Teen Vogue, "Zendaya Celebrated Her 22nd Birthday With a "Harry Potter" Movie Studio Tour," 4 Sep. 2018 Washington Post reports that the employees hit them with broomsticks and threw acetone at them. Kristin Corpuz, Allure, "People Are Protesting a Brooklyn Nail Salon After Video of Fight Goes Viral," 8 Aug. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce broomstick (audio) , ˈbru̇m-\

Kids Definition of broomstick

: the handle of a broom

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