Lariats

lariat

[lar-ee-uht]
noun
1.
a long, noosed rope used to catch horses, cattle, or other livestock; lasso.
2.
a rope used to picket grazing animals.

Origin:
1825–35; < Spanish la reata the riata

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lariat (ˈlærɪət)
 
n
1.  another word for lasso
2.  a rope for tethering animals
 
[C19: from Spanish la reata the lasso]

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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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