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Definition of bronc

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

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Reno Rodeo representatives Heith DeMoss, in saddle bronc, and Nellie Williams-Miller, in barrel racing, won the next two events, and combined with Dakota Eldridge's second-place check in steer wrestling, Reno finished first with $66,700. Jason Mcdaniel, Houston Chronicle, "Bareback rider J.R. Vezain wins Super Shootout at RodeoHouston," 18 Mar. 2018 Cody DeMoss posted a rodeo-best score of 92 points on Wild Cherry in Saturday's Championship Shootout, making him the first back-to-back saddle bronc champ, and a three-time winner overall. Jason Mcdaniel, Houston Chronicle, "Cody DeMoss wins second straight saddle bronc title at RodeoHouston," 17 Mar. 2018 Up and down the Strip are bucking bronc and bull sales, barrel riding competitions, cowboy concerts and cowboy comic shows. Melissa Lyttle, Smithsonian, "The First Family of Rodeo," 13 Dec. 2017 Other planned events include saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, steer roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Vanesa Brashier, Houston Chronicle, "Rodeo returns to Cleveland this week," 10 Apr. 2018 The bronc reared, which caused Wright’s arm to hit the chutes, causing a bad break. Brett Hoffman, star-telegram, "Utah cowboy returns from injury with strong showing at Stock Show," 28 Jan. 2018 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

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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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