from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A leap like that of a buck or a bucking horse or mule.


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  • At times she used to beg the dignified Roberts to play buck-jump, and tag, with her, as "daddy used to do."

    A Fool There Was

  • Button experienced a change of position, being, as he used to express it, "interjuiced forrard o 'the saddle or back'ard o' the saddle, accordin 'to the kind o' thing the hoss flew over, and one time booleyvusted right under the hoss, whar he hung on by the girth ontil another buck-jump sent him right side on ag'in; but never, on no account, did he touch leather ag'in in all that ride."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861

  • The tremendous buck-jump he had so unexpectedly taken, combined with his frantic descent, gave Gething no chance to get control until the level was reached.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920

  • "Can you aviate – high-dive – drive a car – buck-jump – shoot?" read Miss Moss.

    Bliss, and Other Stories

  • I'm going to graze loose an 'buck-jump all I wants.

    Bar-20 Days

  • With his friend Alderson, who had retrieved him late in the afternoon after he had unpacked, the Tyro was making rather uncertain weather of it along the jerking deck, when an unusually abrupt buck-jump executed by the Macgregor sent him reeling up against the cabin rail at the angle behind which the girl sheltered.

    Little Miss Grouch A Narrative Based on the Log of Alexander Forsyth Smith's Maiden Transatlantic Voyage

  • We liked to come upon animals unexpectedly, to see them buck-jump and cavort.

    African Camp Fires

  • Jake was not a range-bred horse, and if there was a buck-jump in his system, it had never betrayed itself.


  • I have seen Arabians and Barbary horses and English hunters that would buck-jump now and then.

    The Way of a Man

  • This time was more successful, for I got my hands round the ball; but I shouldn't have kept them there if Jim hadn't taken the opportunity of executing another astounding buck-jump, which landed him safe on his man's shoulders, where he stuck like a scared cat on the back of a somnambulist.

    The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch


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