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.
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- calf bone,
- calf diphtheria,
- calf love,
- calf's tongue,
- calf's-foot jelly,
- calf, golden,
Origin of calf roping
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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