riata

[ree-ah-tuh, -at-uh]
noun
a lariat.
Also, reata.


Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; < Spanish reata, derivative of reatar to tie again, equivalent to re- re- + atar < Latin aptāre to fit

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And for durability, no cotton rope could compete against a hand-braided rawhide riata.
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