American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The handle of a broom.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The stick or handle of a broom.
- n. the handle of a broom - a tool used to sweep the floor
- n. A broom, imbued with magic enabling one to fly riding the handle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A stick used as a handle of a broom.
- n. the handle of a broom
“Scaring off deer with a broomstick is one thing but killing a fawn with a shovel is just plain ridiculous.”
“The numbers on the the broomstick are the jersey numbers of the Pittsburgh Penguins. 87 is Sidney Crosby; 71 is Evgeni Malkin; 55 is Sergei Gonchar; 28 is Eric Godard; 14 is Chris Kunitz.”
“Opponents are given a stick, like a broomstick, which is grasped with both hands.”
“Yes, my mother used to break a broomstick over my head every other day!" replied Peter, the rogue, snorting.”
“Her great-grandmother had been born on a soil where the broomstick is a prominent factor in settling connubial differences; and if it occurred to her at this juncture, it is a satisfactory proof of the theory of atavism.”
“The mode of jumping the broomstick was the general custom in the rural districts of the South, forty years ago; and, as there was no law whatever in regard to the marriage of slaves, this custom had as binding force with the negroes, as if they had been joined by a clergyman; the difference being the one was not so high-toned as the other.”
“He changed his mind - and not only because his son is benefiting from the so-called "broomstick" putter.”
“Two or three men intend to persuade you that they play on a broomstick, which is drolly brought in, carefully shrouded in a case, so as to be mistaken for a bassoon or bass-viol; but they succeed in nothing but the action.”
“Certainly, everyone would agree that to strike someone with a broomstick is a violent act, but under the specific provision set forth by this emergency declaration of law … it does not qualify," McGinness said.”
“Must we collect a "broomstick" before we sing the victory song, or can we begin reorganizing our "backyards" cooperatively right now?”
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