Meaning of rodeo

ro•de•o

Pronunciation: (rō'dē-ō", rō-dā'ō), [key]
— n., pl. v., -de•os, -de•oed, -de•o•ing.
—n.
  1. a public exhibition of cowboy skills, as bronco riding and calf roping.
  2. a roundup of cattle.
  3. any contest offering prizes in various events: a bicycle rodeo for kids under twelve.
  4. (cap. italics) a ballet (1942) choreographed by Agnes de Mille, with musical score by Aaron Copland.
—v.i.
  1. to participate or compete in a rodeo or rodeos: He's been rodeoing since he was twelve.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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