bron·​co·​bust·​er | \ ˈbräŋ-(ˌ)kō-ˌbə-stər How to pronounce broncobuster (audio) \

Definition of broncobuster

: one who breaks wild horses to the saddle

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Recent Examples on the Web William worked the ranch on the Nueces River near San Antonio for two years, apparently becoming a proficient broncobuster while also learning Spanish and memorizing the dictionary. Patrick Sauer, Smithsonian Magazine, "The History of O. Henry’s ‘The Gift of the Magi’," 24 Dec. 2019

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1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Broncobuster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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