calf roping


noun

a timed rodeo event in which a mounted rider chases and lassos a calf, dismounts, and throws the calf to the ground, tying three of the animal's legs with a short length of rope.

Nearby words

  1. calexico,
  2. calf,
  3. calf bone,
  4. calf diphtheria,
  5. calf love,
  6. calf's tongue,
  7. calf's-foot jelly,
  8. calf, golden,
  9. calfskin,
  10. calgary

Origin of calf roping

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

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