Definition of broomstick in English:

broomstick

noun

  • A brush with twigs at one end and a long handle, on which, in children's literature, witches are said to fly.

    • ‘Maybe one day somebody will do right by the community, but at least this show portrays them as ‘good witches’ without a broomstick in sight.’
    • ‘A six-metre high opening is known as the Witches Cave because the shadow cast by the lighting on the cave wall looks rather like a witch riding her broomstick.’
    • ‘No car, no broomstick, no other form of transportation came close to the ride that Kate had that morning.’
    • ‘As they walked further inside the park, they saw some witches flying around with broomsticks and wizards chasing them high up the sky.’
    • ‘When I arrived, I was standing outside a normal brick house, there were no witches passing by or broomsticks parked in the garden, so I felt brave enough to knock on the door, the door was answered by a lady not much older than me, I was in shock!’
    • ‘All manner of witch paraphernalia adorn the walls and bar - there are stained-glass witch windows and witches on broomsticks hanging from the ceilings.’
    • ‘There were Dorothy look-alikes inspired by The Wizard of Oz, witches with broomsticks, and numerous bits of arbitrary, minimally edited business.’
    • ‘The winner in the seven to 12 age group was Lea Eyre, with a picture of a witch on a broomstick.’
    • ‘However, for most of us, Halloween is the night for witches and broomsticks, fire and black cats.’
    • ‘According to German folklore, on April 30th witches fly their broomsticks to the mountains for a heathen festival, coinciding with the night the ancient deities conceived spring.’
    • ‘Then we'd collect withered dry leaves and cipins and light a bonfire around which we'd dance and make weird noises, dressed as witches and really imagining we were flying on broomsticks.’
    • ‘The refreshment table including several cakes, two shaped like pumpkins, two like headstones, and one circular cake was like a full moon with a cleverly iced witch on a broomstick flying in front of it.’
    • ‘The witches would fly to the meeting riding their broomsticks accompanied by black cats.’
    • ‘Gryffindor seems headed for victory until Harry's broomstick turns into a bucking bronco.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And Narnia idealises the simple things in life, while the more up-to-date, affluent Harry drools over the latest must-have broomstick, the Nimbus 2000.’
    • ‘A huge witch, with her hooked nose, black cape and hat and broomstick stared out from an assortment of wonderful Hallowe'en creations, all made by the children.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Witches arrived on their broomsticks and skeletons travelled in large numbers to the party.’
    • ‘From Harry's look of worry before walking onto the field, to the unbelievable flying broomstick scenes, the audience immediately gets caught up in the match between Gryffindor and Slytherin.’

Pronunciation

broomstick

/ˈbruːmstɪk/