bronc

noun
\ ˈbräŋk How to pronounce bronc (audio) \

Definition of bronc

: 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 Saddle bronc and bull riding contestant Stetson Wright claimed the PRCA all-around world championship title after Friday night’s competition. Tess Demeyer, Dallas News, "On final day of Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, PRCA spokesman says relationship with Texas will continue," 12 Dec. 2020 The same was evident in saddle-bronc riding, where five of the contestants — half of the field — did not complete a qualified ride. John Whisler, ExpressNews.com, "Lone rider to stay on bull bags big check at San Antonio rodeo competition," 20 Feb. 2020 Brody Cress of Hillsdale, Wyo., scored a 90.5 atop a Cervi Championship horse named Womanizer to win the saddle bronc competition. John Whisler, ExpressNews.com, "Tyler Waguespack captures second straight steer wrestling title at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo," 22 Feb. 2020 The rodeo will feature bareback bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, and yes, steer wrestling. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Diamondbacks don't seem concerned about Madison Bumgarner's double-life on rodeo circuit as 'Mason Saunders'," 24 Feb. 2020 The rodeo competition began Feb. 6 with the top 50 cowboys and cowgirls in each event — bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and bull riding — competing for $1.6 million in prize money. John Whisler, ExpressNews.com, "Lone rider to stay on bull bags big check at San Antonio rodeo competition," 20 Feb. 2020 The rodeo features bull riding, saddle bronc, barrel racing and bareback riding. Grace Hollars, Indianapolis Star, "2 hours after the Pacers won, the fieldhouse began transforming into a rodeo," 14 Feb. 2020 One of Arizona’s largest parades kicks things off and spectators can revel in contests like bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing and calf roping. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "The best things to do in Arizona in 2020: A month-by-month guide to big adventures," 27 Dec. 2019 The rodeo performances will include bareback riding, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, a performance from the drill team, mutton busting, team roping, barrel racing, junior barrel racing and bull riding. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Poway Rodeo is Friday and Saturday," 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of bronc

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bronc

short for bronco

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“Bronc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronc. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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