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lariat

[ lar-ee-uht ]
/ ˈlær i ət /
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noun

a long, noosed rope used to catch horses, cattle, or other livestock; lasso.
a rope used to picket grazing animals.

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Origin of lariat

1825–35; <Spanish la reata the riata
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lariat
/ (ˈlærɪət) /

noun US and Canadian

another word for lasso
a rope for tethering animals

Word Origin for lariat

C19: from Spanish la reata the lasso
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