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broomstick

[broom-stik, broo m-]
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noun
  1. the long slender handle of a broom.
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Origin of broomstick

First recorded in 1675–85; broom + stick1
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Related Words for broomstick

rangy, gangly, spindly, gaunt, slender, scrawny, angular, slim, tenuous, skeleton, light, attenuate, frail, flimsy, spare, stick, dainty, shadow, skinny, broomstick

Examples from the Web for broomstick

Contemporary Examples of broomstick

Historical Examples of broomstick

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for broomstick

broomstick

noun
  1. the long handle of a broom
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