Definition of broomstick in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbro͞omˌstik/
Pronunciation: /ˈbro͝omˌstik/


1The long handle of a broom.
Example sentences
  • Grab a very lightweight bar or broomstick.
  • Andrea threw the pieces of broomstick to the floor and walked off.
  • Fix up that dusty broomstick from the hall closet and use it for a besom.
1.1A broom (especially one made of twigs) on which, in children’s literature, witches are said to fly.
Example sentences
  • Last year, over dinner, I mentioned that the stereotype of witches flying on broomsticks came about because they used to make a hallucinogenic poultice from deadly nightshade.
  • All manner of witch paraphernalia adorn the walls and bar - there are stained-glass witch windows and witches on broomsticks hanging from the ceilings.
  • Around the cities TV and billboards sporting witches on broomsticks and wild scary false faces, dominate the run up to the first of November 1st.

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Syllabification: broom·stick

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