One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(at a rodeo) a person whose job is to distract the bull from a competitor who has been unseated in a bull-riding event, or to provide comic entertainment for an audience between events.‘for the past five years as a rodeo clown Harrison has kept riders out of harm's way’‘if you enjoy making people laugh, you might wonder how to become a rodeo clown’
- ‘Rodeo clown Big Al keeps the crowd entertained between events.’
- ‘The RAM Rodeo Tour includes bronco riding, roping competitions, barrel racing and ladies breakaway roping as well as trick riding and rodeo clowns.’
- ‘But most fell off in a second or two and rolled clear of the beast as rodeo clowns waved the bull through a gate.’
- ‘I stocked up here for the job I had one summer working on the PBR tour as a rodeo clown.’
- ‘The inaugural Rodeo New Orleans features a full slate of competitive events, professional rodeo clowns, trick riders and more.’
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