noun (plural brumbies)
(In Australia) a wild or unbroken horse.
- So feral goats, brumbies, the wild horses, buffaloes, these will all present much greater problems in terms of live transport than our domesticated animals.
- Given the scrutiny he's been under this year, it was refreshing to see the young ‘Spud’ running around like an unbroken brumby, and actually being chased by that old thoroughbred, Bernie Quinlan.
- Anybody who has ever been on a North Queensland pastoral lease knows that you can go 20, 30, 40 miles day after day and all you will see is a few brumbies and some wild pigs; you will not see any cattle anywhere.
Late 19th century: of unknown origin.
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