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lariat

[lar-ee-uh t] /ˈlær i ət/
noun
1.
a long, noosed rope used to catch horses, cattle, or other livestock; lasso.
2.
a rope used to picket grazing animals.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Spanish la reata the riata
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Examples for lariat
  • Gift shop for local art and recycled lariat rope baskets.
  • He was dead, and his legs were trussed up as if a cowboy calf roper had used his lariat.
  • It has nothing to do with what kind of lariat they're carrying.
  • Bill is an expert with a lariat, the twirling of which amazes the youthful ruler.
British Dictionary definitions for lariat

lariat

/ˈlærɪət/
noun (US & Canadian)
1.
another word for lasso
2.
a rope for tethering animals
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish la reata the lasso
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Word Origin and History for lariat
lariat
1832, Amer.Eng., from Sp. la reata "the rope," from reatar "to tie again," from atar "to tie," from L. aptare "to join."
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