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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an exhibition of cowboy skills
2: an enclosure for cattle that have been rounded up

Merriam Webster's

I. noun (plural rodeos) Etymology: Spanish, from rodear to surround, from rueda wheel, from Latin rota more at roll Date: 1834 1. roundup 2. a. a public performance featuring bronco riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, and Brahma bull riding b. a contest resembling a rodeo II. intransitive verb Date: 1951 to participate in a rodeo

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -os) 1 an exhibition or entertainment involving cowboys' skills in handling animals. 2 an exhibition of other skills, e.g. in motor cycling. 3 a a round-up of cattle on a ranch for branding etc. b an enclosure for this. Etymology: Sp. f. rodear go round ult. f. L rotare ROTATE(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rodeo Ro*de"o, n. [SP., a going round.] A round-up. See Round-up. [Western U.S.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(rodeos) In the United States, a rodeo is a public entertainment event in which cowboys show different skills, including riding wild horses and catching cattle with ropes. N-COUNT: usu sing

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assemblage, assembly, burlesque show, call-up, canvass, carnival, census, circus, collection, colligation, collocation, combination, comparison, concourse, concurrence, confluence, conflux, congregation, convergence, coochie show, corralling, data-gathering, fantoccini, floor show, galanty show, gathering, girly show, hootchy-kootchy show, ingathering, inventory, junction, juxtaposition, leg show, light show, magic show, mobilization, muster, ombres chinoises, peep show, puppet show, raree-show, rep show, repertory show, roundup, shadow show, sideshow, survey, the big top, variety show, vaudeville show



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