- a long, noosed rope used to catch horses, cattle, or other livestock; lasso.
- a rope used to picket grazing animals.
Origin of lariat
Examples from the Web for lariat
Historical Examples of lariat
The man ran into the barn, returned with a lariat, and joined the fray.The Heart of Thunder Mountain
Edfrid A. Bingham
Then came a snap of the lariat, and Ralph went down, with the mustang on top of him.
His sword, also an old affair, was tied to his belt with bits of a lariat.
He unfastened the tientos of his saddle which held the lariat.
He tied to the handcuffs the end of the lariat which was attached to the saddle.
- another word for lasso
- a rope for tethering animals
Word Origin for lariat
Word Origin and History for lariat
1832, American English, from Spanish la reata "the rope," from reatar "to tie against," from re- "back" + atar "to tie," from Latin aptare "to join" (see adapt).