- 1A broom made of twigs tied round a stick.More example sentences
- Players have brooms, known as besoms, to sweep the ice clear of snow or debris so that nothing slows the passage of the stones.
- One Dorset broom maker was even making a special version of his household besom broom for the younger visitors - a Nimbus 2000, guaranteed to attract all Harry Potter fans!
- He followed this by sitting down and making a besom - a brush made from birch twigs.
- 2Scottish & Northern English • derogatory A woman or girl.More example sentences
- She was a cunning old besom and had seen instantly through Janet and my efforts to be professional and pleasant.
- It was the old besom who had stood behind the reception counter when she arrived.
- Then, as everyone stared at the old besom, the rapt silence was broken by the rolling thunder of a single cannon, setting the seabirds to wheeling and shrieking.
Old English besema, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch bezem and German Besen.
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