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Wild West show

an entertainment, often as part of a circus, representing scenes and events from the early history of the western U.S. and displaying feats of marksmanship, horseback riding, rope twirling, and the like.
Origin of Wild West show
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Those I saw in the Wild West show looked as if they'd had to study it a long time.

    Ewing\'s Lady Harry Leon Wilson
  • Neither of us had ever seen an Indian outside of a Wild West show.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh Edith Eudora Kohl
  • Certainly the "Wild West show" is most original and entertaining.

    Letters of a Diplomat's Wife Mary King Waddington
  • We'll just make Siwash into a Wild West show for his benefit.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
  • We might illustrate by the "Wild West show" in which the onlooking boy imagines himself an active participant.

  • Every Sunday the President of the Fair sent for me to go to a Wild West show.

  • These feathers they put around their heads, and down their backs, as the Indians in the Wild West show did.

    Bully and Bawly No-Tail Howard R. Garis
  • In general appearance it was quite similar to the vehicle exhibited in the Wild West show of Buffalo Bill.

    Life Gleanings T. J. Macon
  • He said pa was authorized to spare no expense to round up a Wild West show second to none.

  • It was a good shot, but one that the proprietor of the Wild West show did not approve of!

British Dictionary definitions for Wild West show

Wild West show

(US) a show or circus act presenting feats of horsemanship, shooting, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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