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buckjumper

[buhk-juhm-per] /ˈbʌkˌdʒʌm pər/
noun
1.
a horse that bucks habitually, especially such a horse kept for use in rodeos.
Origin of buckjumper
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; buckjump + -er1
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  • They sat a buckjumper as a child sits a swing, and seemed to be horsemasters as it were by instinct.

  • 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

/ˈbʌkˌdʒʌmpə/
noun
1.
(Austral) an untamed horse
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