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calf roping

a timed rodeo event in which a mounted rider chases and lassos a calf, dismounts, and throws the calf to the ground, tying three of the animal's legs with a short length of rope.
Origin of calf roping
1905-10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The rodeo-complete with bronc and bull riding, steer wrestling and calf roping-is coming to town.
  • There was no bull riding or calf roping at this rodeo.
  • Next thing they'll want to do is ban calf roping at rodeos.

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