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broomstick (plural broomsticks)
- The handle of a broom (sweeping tool).
- A broom imbued with magic, enabling one to fly astride the handle.
- 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 106:
- Witches of all ages attended these lively gatherings by flying away on their broomsticks[.]
- 1997, Diana Wynne Jones, Witch Week:
- She really was a witch now. No one but a witch could fly a broomstick.
- 2003, David Pickering, Cassell's Dictionary of Superstitions:
- Most people are familiar with the age-old superstition that witches fly on broomsticks to their covens (though they were formerly also reputed to use shovels, cleft sticks, eggshells, ANIMALS and other means of flight).
- (slang, rare) Like plain broom, a gun.
- 2020 January 19, Sinsquad lr x Mloose (lyrics and music), “Dont Ride Back”:
- Gangdem known for the shootings, go ask ❌ – got whooshed with a broomstick.
the handle of a broom