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[broom-stik, broo m-] /ˈbrumˌstɪk, ˈbrʊm-/
the long slender handle of a broom.
Origin of broomstick
1675-85; broom + stick1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When I beheld this I sighed, and said within myself, "Surely mortal man is a broomstick!"

  • Nail this on a short piece of broomstick and square ends of hair with scissors.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
  • Englishmen allied to them had to learn that they were dealing with broomstick witches and irresponsible sprites.

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

    One Snowy Night Emily Sarah Holt
  • The largest and the least dirty white pocket-handkerchief they could find was immediately fastened on to the end of a broomstick.

    Digby Heathcote W.H.G. Kingston
  • She might speak to Mrs. Burnett, but how about that broomstick?

    The Lilac Lady Ruth Alberta Brown
  • Lora jumped to the floor as Nielje struck with her broomstick at Aŕpad's retreating back.

    Visionaries James Huneker
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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