a wide broom with a long handle, pushed by hand and used for sweeping large areas.
A woman fights off a bear with a “courgette.” What is a courgette” and why is it funny?
According to the British tabloid the Daily Mirror, a quick-thinking Montana woman fended off a bear attack with a 14-inch courgette. Is this some sort of ax, shovel, or broom? No. Here’s a hint: a courgette is perfect sautéed in garlic and butter. If you are of British extraction, you may recognize the weapon of necessity as the humble yet prolific zucchini. A green variety of summer …
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Origin of push broom
First recorded in 1925–30
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