o lasso


Orlando di [dee] , (Orlandus Lassus) 1532–94, Flemish composer.
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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]

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