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n. pl. bron·cos
An untrained or partially trained horse or pony of western North America.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, wild, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bruncus, knot in a tree, perhaps from Latin broccus, projecting (influenced by truncus, stump).]
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(ˈbrɒŋkəʊ) or


n, pl -cos or -chos
(Animals) (in the US and Canada) a wild or partially tamed pony or mustang of the western plains
[C19: from Mexican Spanish, short for Spanish potro bronco unbroken colt, probably from Latin broccus projecting (as knots on wood), hence, rough, wild]
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(ˈbrɒŋ koʊ)

also bronc

n., pl. bron•cos also broncs.
a range pony or mustang of the western U.S., esp. one that is not broken or is imperfectly broken.
[1865–70, Amer.; < Mexican Spanish, short for Sp potro bronco untamed colt (in Mexican Spanish: wild horse, half-tamed horse)]
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- Spanish for "rough, rude."
See also related terms for rude.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bronco - an unbroken or imperfectly broken mustangbronco - an unbroken or imperfectly broken mustang
mustang - small hardy range horse of the western plains descended from horses brought by the Spanish
bucking bronco - a wild horse that is vicious and difficult or impossible to break in
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[ˈbrɒŋkəʊ] N (US) → potro m cerril
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[ˈbrɒŋkəʊ] ncheval m sauvage, bronco m
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My father was a bronco. Nothing as to lineage - that is, nothing as to recent lineage - but plenty good enough when you go a good way back.
He'd turn loose like a buckin' bronco. If I couldn't drop him at the start, all I'd do is to keep away, smother up, an' wait.
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US natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) today said it is starting its cash tender offer to buy Bronco Drilling Company (NASDAQ:BRNC) for USD315m (EUR217.8m), including debt, net working capital and outstanding warrants.
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"Double-huge," said longtime booster Milford Terrell, former president of the Bronco Athletic Association and current member of the Idaho State Board of Education.
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