Brooming



an implement for sweeping, consisting of a brush of straw or stiff strands of synthetic material bound tightly to the end of a long handle.
any shrubby plant belonging to the genus Genista or the genus Cytisus, of the legume family, especially C. scoparius, common in Western Europe on uncultivated ground and having long, slender branches bearing yellow flowers.
Building Trades. the crushed and spread part at the head of a wooden pile after driving.
to sweep:
Broom the porch.
to splinter or fray mechanically.
to crush and spread the top of (a piling, tent peg, etc.) by pounding or driving with a hammer or the like.
to brush (freshly poured concrete) with a broom to give a nonskid surface, as to walks or driveways.
(of a piling, tent peg, etc.) to be crushed and spread at the top from being driven.
Historical Examples

Billy Topsail, M.D. Norman Duncan
Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting Northern Nut Growers Association
Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting Northern Nut Growers Association

noun
an implement for sweeping consisting of a long handle to which is attached either a brush of straw, bristles, or twigs, bound together, or a solid head into which are set tufts of bristles or fibres
any of various yellow-flowered Eurasian leguminous shrubs of the genera Cytisus, Genista, and Spartium, esp C. scoparius
any of various similar Eurasian plants of the related genera Genista and Spartium
new broom, a newly appointed official, etc, eager to make changes
verb
(transitive) to sweep with a broom
n.
see: new broom sweeps clean

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