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broomball

[broom-bawl, broo m-] /ˈbrumˌbɔl, ˈbrʊm-/
noun
1.
a game similar to ice hockey, usually played on a rink, in which the players, often not wearing skates, use brooms instead of hockey sticks to shoot a volleyball into the opponent's goal.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; broom + ball1
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