bron·​co | \ ˈbräŋ-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce bronco (audio) \
variants: or less commonly broncho
plural broncos also bronchos

Definition of bronco

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

Examples of bronco in a Sentence

a rodeo featuring bucking broncos
Recent Examples on the Web An anime Megan then hops on her bronco with her trusty Frenchie puppy 4oe at her side and gallops off into the night. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 20 Oct. 2021 Just make sure your seatbelt is holding you into the carbon-fiber bucket seats before slamming on the brakes, or you'll get thrown forward in the Stuttgart stallion like a cowboy on a bucking bronco. Mihir Maddireddy, Car and Driver, 20 Sep. 2021 The bronco pendants patterned after his logo are his best sellers, cast in silver and require little hands-on work. Cindy Watts,, 16 Aug. 2021 Vic Fangio galloping into Mile High on an honest-to-goodness bronco. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2021 Then, in April 2016, Jandreau took a blow to the head from a bronco at a rodeo that put him in a coma for five and a half days. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 16 Feb. 2021 During the third episode of season 3, Jimmy got thrown by a bronco in his first rodeo that would count toward his standings. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 6 July 2020 Throughout the reservation, ranching skills like sheep butchering and bronco and bull riding are prized., 1 Dec. 2019 Throughout the reservation, ranching skills like sheep butchering and bronco and bull riding are prized., 1 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of bronco

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bronco

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, literally, rough, wild

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bron·​co | \ ˈbräŋ-kō How to pronounce bronco (audio) \
plural broncos

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