American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bronco.
- n. A bronco
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an unbroken or imperfectly broken mustang.
- n. an unbroken or imperfectly broken mustang
“I LEFT Quito with two Indian muleteers and four mules, well enough mounted on a hired "bronc" for the rough trail which leads from the mountain capital through the snow-covered Pass of Papallacta to the little town of the same name.”
“Here there was larking, there there was horse-racing, elsewhere there was "a circus with a pitchin 'bronc'," and foot-races and wrestling-matches.”
“I did not know this particular "bronc," and while tightening the girths was all the while remembering a proverb which says, "He that would venture nothing must not get on horseback.”
“Say, I seen him ride Cyclone once and get first money for ridin 'the worst buckin' bronc 'at the rodeo, over to Tucson.”
“Woman's kinda like a buckin 'bronc'sometimes the best-lookin' ones aren't worth throwing a saddle on. ”
“There's Margot Case, who took time to chat with me one dreary rainy winter afternoon when I washed up in Seattle broke and jobless, and her book about bronc rider Bill Smith.”
“At the time the Macchiaioli were painting, the butteri were enjoying their moment in the spotlight, having bested Buffalo Bill's Wild West show cowboys in an 1890 bronc-busting challenge before 20,000 spectators in Rome.”
“Juanita had returned to the ranch to look after the children, Ben Hughes happened to be in Sheridan on a Saturday to buy a new saddle after a bronc tore his old piece of leather to bits.”
“On the fourth circuit around the corral, Nitro crow-hopped three times and then shook loose like a saddle bronc at the Cheyenne Frontier Days.”
“The first man perhaps the only man to rope the black was Farron Blue, a wrangler and bronc buster out of Pocatello who had blown around the west like a tumbleweed, maybe because he had a bad habit of getting himself wanted by the wrong people.”
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