push broom


Definition of push broom

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

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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 People climb ladders to hack at drywall wedged behind door frames, pull screws from studs, and push brooms to try to control the constant shower of debris. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "After the Storm," 9 Feb. 2018 As the crowd filed out, Tea swept up leftover popcorn, like confetti after a party, with a push broom. Agatha French, latimes.com, "'Experiment I' turns a literary event into performance art," 9 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of push broom

1892, in the meaning defined above

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