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besom

Syllabification: be·som
Pronunciation: /ˈbēzəm
 
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Definition of besom in English:

noun

A broom made of twigs tied around a stick.
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.

Origin

Old English besema; related to Dutch bezem and German Besen.

Words that rhyme with besom

dirigisme

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