whisk broom


Definition of whisk broom

: a small broom with a short handle used especially for light cleaning or as a clothes brush

Examples of whisk broom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bushels of whisk brooms, made of straw and horsehair and boar hair, lie on shelves. Annie Correal, New York Times, "The Secret Shop of Forgotten New York Treasures," 1 Nov. 2019 The past two years they have been swept. James' toolbox probably included a whisk broom. Bill Livingston, cleveland.com, "LeBron James and the toolbox, the repertoire, the sweep: Bill Livingston (photos)," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of whisk broom

1831, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

23 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Whisk broom.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whisk%20broom. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of whisk broom

US : a small broom or brush with a short handle that you use especially to clean clothes

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Kids Definition of whisk broom

: a small broom with a short handle

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