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riata

[ree-ah-tuh, -at-uh] /riˈɑ tə, -ˈæt ə/
noun
1.
a lariat.
Also, reata.
Origin
1840-1850
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.
Word Origin and History for riata
n.

1846, from Spanish reata (see lariat).

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