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

  • n. The handle of a broom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stick used as a handle of a broom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The stick or handle of a broom.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the handle of a broom


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  • Scaring off deer with a broomstick is one thing but killing a fawn with a shovel is just plain ridiculous.

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  • 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.

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  • Opponents are given a stick, like a broomstick, which is grasped with both hands.

    School, Church, and Home Games

  • "Yes, my mother used to break a broomstick over my head every other day!" replied Peter, the rogue, snorting.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Volume 02

  • 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 Village Watch-Tower

  • 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.

    My Southern Home: or, The South and Its People

  • He changed his mind - and not only because his son is benefiting from the so-called "broomstick" putter.

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  • 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.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 2

  • "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.

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  • 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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