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buckjumper

[buhk-juhm-per]
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noun
  1. a horse that bucks habitually, especially such a horse kept for use in rodeos.

Origin of buckjumper

First recorded in 1840–50; buckjump + -er1
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Examples from the Web for buckjumper

Historical Examples

  • They sat a buckjumper as a child sits a swing, and seemed to be horsemasters as it were by instinct.

    South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. V (of VI)

    Louis Creswicke

  • I can ride anything but a buckjumper, and boss the shepherds, and I do love the life, no stifling in fields and copses!

    Modern Broods

    Charlotte Mary Yonge


British Dictionary definitions for buckjumper

buckjumper

noun
  1. Australian an untamed horse
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