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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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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 lariats

lariat

n.

1832, American English, from Spanish la reata "the rope," from reatar "to tie against," from re- "back" + atar "to tie," from Latin aptare "to join" (see adapt).

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