push broom

noun

Definition of push broom

: 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 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, "The best brooms for conquering any mess," 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, "How to Restore a Concrete Patio," 1 Apr. 2020 Video taken by witnesses showed crews using push brooms to round up the rolling fruits. USA TODAY, "Antique fruitcake, polite porch pirate, trashed beer: News from around our 50 states," 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, "Murder victim's friends say PA woman made good on her vow to kill," 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, "Rockies’ infielder Ryan McMahon given chance to seize second base," 16 June 2019 But that doesn’t happen with an industrial push broom. Peter Martin, Popular Mechanics, "No One Should Live Without a Push Broom," 12 Nov. 2018 The 24-inch brush head of a push broom bulldozes leaves. Peter Martin, Popular Mechanics, "No One Should Live Without a Push Broom," 12 Nov. 2018 Volunteers who have small pruning tools or push brooms are asked to bring them. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary honors speech, music, visual arts contest winners: A Place in the Sun," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of push broom

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Push broom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/push%20broom. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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