noun, plural bron·cos.
Origin of bronco
Examples from the Web for bronco
The 20 years since then have been kinder to that Bronco than to Broncos in general.
Fortunately, the record-setting Bronco offense did its part to set yet another record.The Impossible Super Bowl Score: First 43-8 Football Game in a Century|Evin Demirel|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even then this could not be accomplished without throwing the bronco first.Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West|William MacLeod Raine
But he had the start, his bronco was young, its wind of the best, and it might have speed.'Me-Smith'|Caroline Lockhart
Leaning forward eagerly Powell and Nell watched Bronco's arm move swiftly.The Long Dim Trail|Forrestine C. Hooker
Gathering himself together, as if he had wire springs in his legs, the bronco shot up into the air.Two Boy Gold Miners|Frank V. Webster
The bronco stock was bad enough but the green mules were the worst.When the West Was Young|Frederick R. Bechdolt
British Dictionary definitions for bronco
noun plural -cos or -chos
Word Origin for bronco
Word Origin and History for bronco
also broncho, 1850, American English, "untamed or half-tamed horse," from noun use of Spanish bronco (adj.) "rough, rude," originally a noun meaning "a knot in wood," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bruncus "a knot, projection," apparently from a cross of Latin broccus "projecting" (see broach (n.)) + truncus "trunk of a tree" (see trunk (n.)). Bronco-buster is attested from 1886.