push broom

noun

: a long-handled wide brush that is designed to be pushed and is used for sweeping

Examples of push broom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The track of a push broom on the floor has shaped a tiny dune of shattered glass mottled with flakes of lead paint and bird droppings. Stuart Dybek, The New Yorker, 24 Aug. 2023 Scrub it using a push broom or soft-bristle mop. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 June 2022 The officer found a push broom and started using it untangle the leash from the shrub. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 7 Oct. 2021 This 24-inch push broom from Quickie is a great choice for cleaning up large amounts of dirt and dust in a variety of high-square-footage areas, from the garage to the backyard. Popular Science, 17 June 2020 Start by using a push broom or leaf blower to remove all loose debris from the surface of the patio. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 1 Apr. 2020 Video taken by witnesses showed crews using push brooms to round up the rolling fruits. USA TODAY, 16 Dec. 2019 That's the same push broom that was used to clean Frank's blood off the porch. Peter Van Sant, CBS News, 16 Nov. 2019 Maintenance crews worked the area for about 15 minutes with push brooms and wheelbarrows filled until it was dried back out and play resumed. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, 16 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of push broom was in 1892

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“Push broom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/push%20broom. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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