Definitions

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  • n. A broomstick.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A broomstick.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as broomstick.

Etymologies

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broom +‎ staff

Examples

  • Upon our first entering Sir ROGER winked to me, and pointed at something that stood behind the door, which, upon looking that way I found to be an old broomstaff.

    The Coverley Papers

  • They fell on; I made good my place; at length they came to the broomstaff to me; I defied ’em still; when suddenly a file of boys behind ’em, loose shot, delivered such a shower of pebbles, that I was fain to draw mine honour in, and let ’em win the work.

    Act V. Scene IV. The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth

  • But shame it is that in our own civilised country the black cat and broomstaff should be considered as conductors to and from the regions of departed spirits.

    Wanderings in South America

  • Upon our first entering Sir Roger winked to me, and pointed at something that stood behind the door, which, upon looking that way, I found to be an old broomstaff.

    The De Coverley Papers From 'The Spectator'

  • How much more natural that our understanding should be carried from its place by the volubility of our disordered minds, than that one of us should be carried by a strange spirit upon a broomstaff, flesh and bones as we are, up the shaft of a chimney?

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

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  • Broomstick.

    April 4, 2008