a public exhibition of cowboy skills, as bronco riding and calf roping.
a roundup of cattle.
Informal. any contest offering prizes in various events: a bicycle rodeo for kids under twelve.
(initial capital letter, italics) a ballet (1942) choreographed by Agnes de Mille, with musical score by Aaron Copland.
to participate or compete in a rodeo or rodeos: He's been rodeoing since he was twelve.
- ro·de·o·er, noun
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How to use rodeo in a sentence
It was nothing related to the rodeo, Todd and Sacha were just not the best creative fit for each other.Sacha Baron Cohen’s Partner in Crime Seizes the Spotlight | Marlow Stern | July 30, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The previous weekend the city had hosted the annual World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale, a rodeo that brings concert stages to Main Street and hundreds of revelers into the Montana Bar.Navigating the shifting protocols of a not-quite-post-pandemic world | Tom Haines | June 17, 2021 | Washington Post
Now Abbott has thrust Texans back into the reopen rodeo show, and so here we go again.Living in Texas right now feels like an exercise in survival | Karen Attiah | March 5, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s subtle on many skis, but rocker is that three-dimensional shaping reminiscent of the upturned nose of a surfboard or the hull of a rodeo kayak.
Local regulations in Omaha allow for 75 percent capacity at CHI Health Center, which is usually home to the Creighton University basketball teams but also hosts concerts, rodeos and professional wrestling events.USA Swimming shrinks Olympic trials as safety precaution | Rick Maese | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
When Brooks went into his second song, an old hit called “rodeo,” the cheers grew so loud it was hard to hear him sing.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks. | David Masciotra | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Gossip Girl actress has followed Gwyneth Paltrow to the blogging ‘n’ selling online rodeo.
In the movie, Matthew McConaughey plays a rodeo cowboy diagnosed with AIDS.
This was the rodeo equivalent of pulling the sword out of the stone.
He resisted the lures of the buckle bunnies who linger late in a rodeo arena, looking to sidle up against the winners.
Ten years from now, thar won't be a cow hand ner a gun outside a dude ranch er a rodeo.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
Anza refers to only one, in addition to the one on rodeo Creek, viz., the large village at Tormey.
We may tentatively draw their boundary between rodeo and Crockett.
Life during the rodeo was a combined circus and school-day vacation when off duty with the herd.The Long Dim Trail | Forrestine C. Hooker
We was workin' the rodeo back of Dos Cabezas when we come across a seven-year ol' black horse that was an outlaw.The Long Dim Trail | Forrestine C. Hooker
British Dictionary definitions for rodeo
a display of the skills of cowboys, including bareback riding, steer wrangling, etc
the rounding up of cattle for branding, counting, inspection, etc
an enclosure for cattle that have been rounded up
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