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  • n. The action of aggressively attempting to buck a rider.
  • n. A rodeo event in which the rider attempts to stay in the saddle of a bucking horse for a set period.


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  • The faculty of buckjumping is, I believe, almost confined to Australian horses, and seems to be bred in them -- perhaps the original rough breaking was responsible for the vice; but whatever be the cause it was then a fact that eight out of every ten horses could and did buckjump, and with many of them the vice was incurable.

    Five Years in New Zealand 1859 to 1864

  • They forgot the long road to Bobruisk, the rocking journey to Libau, the mad buckjumping boat in whose timbers the sea devils of the Baltic had bored holes.

    Americans All Stories of American Life of To-Day

  • I won medals at buckjumping in Australia, and I held more than several swimming records from the quarter of a mile up.

    The Princess

  • Ferdinand in the making of the most romantic of royal courtships; spun through Cabezon: and then, as we entered Valladolid, began bumping and buckjumping over such chasms and ruts as had not yet insulted our wheels in Spain.

    The Car of Destiny

  • And Thomson’s teammates gathering at home plate and Thomson circling the bases in gamesome leaps, buckjumping—he is forever Bobby now, a romping boy lost to time, and his breath comes so fast he doesn’t know if he can handle all the air that’s pouring in.



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