lassos

lasso

[las-oh, la-soo]
noun, plural lassos, lassoes.
1.
a long rope or line of hide or other material with a running noose at one end, used for roping horses, cattle, etc.
verb (used with object), lassoed, lassoing.
2.
to catch with or as with a lasso.

Origin:
1760–70; < Spanish lazo < Latin laqueus noose, bond; see lace

lassoer, noun
unlassoed, adjective
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lasso (læˈsuː, ˈlæsəʊ)
 
n , pl -sos, -soes
1.  a long rope or thong with a running noose at one end, used (esp in America) for roping horses, cattle, etc; lariat
 
vb , -sos, -soes, -sos, -soes, -soing, -soed
2.  (tr) to catch with or as if with a lasso
 
[C19: from Spanish lazo, ultimately from Latin laqueus noose]
 
las'soer
 
n

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lasso
1807 (v.); 1808 (n.), Amer.Eng., from Sp. lazo, from L. laqueum (nom. laqueus) "noose, snare" (see lace).
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