\ˈbräŋk \

Definition of bronc 

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

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Rusty Wright in a saddle bronc riding event in May 2015. Andrew Graybill, WSJ, "‘The Last Cowboys’ Review: Giving Good Rein," 25 May 2018 The Wright brothers, led by Cody, are among the best saddle bronc riders going these days. Josh Haner, National Geographic, "The Last Cowboys: A Cattle-Ranching Family Fights to Survive," 29 June 2018 Bareback riding and saddle-bronc riding come from the practice of breaking wild horses for everyday use. Melissa Lyttle, Smithsonian, "The First Family of Rodeo," 13 Dec. 2017 Valley Center’s Stampede Rodeo & Festival celebrates its patriotism and Western heritage with cowgirls and cowboys competing in races with broncs, bulls, mutton busting, junior barrel racing, a wild donkey race and a calf scramble. Lisa Deaderick,, "Top weekend events: San Diego Comedy Festival, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Fiesta Botanica," 25 May 2018 Bill and his wife, Evelyn, have 13 children, and their oldest son, Cody—whose story forms the loose spine of the book—is a two-time world champion saddle bronc rider. Andrew Graybill, WSJ, "‘The Last Cowboys’ Review: Giving Good Rein," 25 May 2018 Centoni placed first in bull riding and fourth in saddle-bronc riding to earn $2,666 in prize money. Ramona Sentinel, "38th Annual Ramona Rodeo results," 23 May 2018 Maybe a rodeo arena, with a rodeo school taught by his champion bronc-rider sons. Longreads, "The Dying Days of the New West," 8 May 2018 Inside the arena, spectators can watch professional rodeo cowboys in traditional events such as bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and steer wrestling. Anne Dunlap,, "Silver Spurs Rodeo opens June 1 in Kissimmee," 16 May 2018

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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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