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[brong-koh] /ˈbrɒŋ koʊ/
noun, plural bronchos.


a combining form representing bronchus, or bronchia, in compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, bronch-. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for broncho
Historical Examples
  • That's what I said—the man that won the broncho busting contest to-day.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • The broncho's back arched like a bow, and the saddle went skyward.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas

    Frank Gee Patchin
  • Over went the broncho on its back, rolling to its side quickly.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas

    Frank Gee Patchin
  • When I got to my feet, the buffalo lay dead and my broncho was trotting back.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • I piloted my broncho to a slight roll of the prairie, where we could reconnoitre.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • She suddenly spurred her broncho with a little vicious stab.

    The Watchers of the Plains

    Ridgewell Cullum
  • Even the broncho, they 173 tell me, is destined to disappear.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • And is not the honor of a white woman more than the hide of a broncho?

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • I am a vaquero, and here I reside; Show me the broncho I cannot ride.

    Cowboy Songs Various
  • So Mike spurred his broncho along the trail, while Polly and Anne rode after him.

    Polly and Eleanor Lillian Elizabeth Roy
British Dictionary definitions for broncho


combining form
indicating or relating to the bronchi: bronchitis
Word Origin
from Greek: bronchus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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broncho in Medicine

broncho- or bronch- or bronchi-
Bronchus; bronchial: bronchoscope.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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