from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A kind of ice hockey that is played with the players using brooms and a soccer ball instead of hockey sticks and a puck and wearing shoes or boots instead of ice skates.

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  • n. A Canadian team sport resembling ice hockey and played with sticks and a ball.
  • n. The ball used in this sport.


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  • I think the sweeping is supposed to be broomball, which is hockey with brooms and shoes instead of sticks and skates.

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  • Matt Archambault, the marketing manager for NYC Social Sports Club, which includes activities such as broomball, ultimate Frisbee and inner-tube water polo, says he knows of a handful of couples who have gotten married after meeting in one of his group's leagues.

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  • Mr. Kotula wears special broomball shoes by either Forest Ice or Acacia, which cost anywhere from $60 to $90 a pair.

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  • Gear Mr. Kotula says broomball tournament fees average around $300 a team.

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  • The best training for broomball is scrimmaging, he says.

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  • The Workout Mr. Kotula plays broomball year round.

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  • President David Hodge of Miami University in Ohio formed an intramural broomball team.

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  • Local LA firefighters will play against the famous LA Derby Dolls roller derby team in a broomball match at Pershing Square Thursday.

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  • She and Morrisette's dad met as teenagers, but "Georgia's strict European parents did not allow her to date, and so they spent their time together playing badminton, broomball, and street hockey."


  • We played broomball on the ice under lights on frigid winter nights.

    Archive 2005-10-01


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