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.
noun US and Canadian
Word Origin 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).