Meaning of buckjumping in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbʌkdʒʌmpɪŋ/


mass nounAustralian, New Zealand
  • A rodeo event in which a rider attempts to stay in the saddle of a bucking horse for a period of eight seconds.

    as modifier ‘a buckjumping event’
    • ‘The travelling buckjumping shows, able to attract large crowds when riders with the grace and showmanship of Lance Skuthorpe were involved, were at their height after 1900.’
    • ‘In 1944 Lance junior, though injured, won the Australian buckjumping and bulldogging titles.’
    • ‘Once the war began, uniformed Americans participated in an inter-service contest for buckjumping and bareback riding at Wirth's Circus, Melbourne, in early 1943.’
    • ‘The Warwick Rodeo can trace its roots back to 1857 where records indicate the first professional buckjumping contest.’
    • ‘The royal visitors were provided with `a varied programme of kangaroo and emu hunting, buckjumping, with exhibitions of shearing etc’.’