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[broom-stik, broo m-] /ˈbrumˌstɪk, ˈbrʊm-/
the long slender handle of a broom.
Origin of broomstick
First recorded in 1675-85; broom + stick1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The body of this submarine is formed by a part of a broomstick or shovel-handle.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • The piece of broomstick or shovel-handle is cut 22 inches in length.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • Nail this on a short piece of broomstick and square ends of hair with scissors.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
  • Just jumped the broomstick and goes to living with somebody else I reckon.

  • I reckon they fancy I should mount the broomstick and fly through the chimney, if they did.

    One Snowy Night Emily Sarah Holt
  • Long Kirby once threatened him with a broomstick; the smith never did it again.

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • She might speak to Mrs. Burnett, but how about that broomstick?

    The Lilac Lady Ruth Alberta Brown
British Dictionary definitions for broomstick


/ˈbruːmˌstɪk; ˈbrʊm-/
the long handle of a broom
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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