: an unbroken or imperfectly broken range horse of western North America : bronco
broadly : mustang

Examples of bronc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some fans, inspired by the album art showing a sketch of Bad Bunny bronc riding a horse, showed up wearing cowboy hats and vague Western wear. Juan J. Arroyo, Rolling Stone, 13 Oct. 2023 Chancey Williams, One of These Days Williams, a former saddle bronc rider, has previously released five studio albums. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 27 Mar. 2023 Sure, there's saddle bronc riding and breakaway roping, but the real competitive sport at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is most certainly eating. Emma Balter, Chron, 3 Mar. 2023 Events include bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding; timed events including tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping; and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association barrel racing. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Aug. 2022 Francis was helping Boyd break some new horses that summer, but his schedule was increasingly packed with rodeos—a formidable horseman, Francis regularly competed in saddle bronc and bareback riding. Longreads, 9 Aug. 2022 Black cowboys and cowgirls compete for cash prizes in bronc and bull riding, calf and steer roping, barrel racing and a Pony Express relay race. Dallas News, 16 June 2022 See More

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Word History


short for bronco

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bronc was in 1893

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“Bronc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronc. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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