from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who subdues or breaks a bronco to the saddle.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of broncobuster.


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  • Some of them went by their own name; some had changed their names; and yet others possessed but half a name, colored by some adjective, like Cherokee Bill, Happy Jack of Arizona, Smoky Moore, the bronco-buster, so named because cow-boys often call vicious horses "smoky" horses, and Rattlesnake Pete, who had lived among the Moquis and taken part in the snake-dances.

    The Rough Riders

  • Then there was little McGinty, the bronco-buster from Oklahoma, who never had walked a hundred yards if by any possibility he could ride.

    The Rough Riders

  • C.M.R. man who had been a cowboy and "bronco-buster" in Alberta.

    Policing the Plains Being the Real-Life Record of the Famous North-West Mounted Police

  • "Don't forget the bronco-buster," etc. etc., as someone has described it.

    Ranching, Sport and Travel

  • Moran I recognised as a former Montana tough who used to hang around Havre -- bronco-buster, cow-puncher, and tin-horn by turns.

    The Luck of the Mounted A Tale of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police

  • I ordered 500 extra ready-prints by wire from the Newspaper Union and persuaded a bronco-buster to turn the old press for me.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

  • I managed to scramble aboard -- something after the fashion of a bronco-buster who mounts at a gallop.

    The River and I

  • I fell into line alongside a big bronco-buster with his high-heeled boots and his clanking spurs and his bandy-legged, firm-footed horseman's stride.

    The River and I

  • Talking about sheepmen, reminds me of Joe, the big bronco-buster, and his _mot_.

    The River and I

  • "The boss ain't no bronco-buster," remarked Dow, apologetically, to the cowboys.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands


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