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lasso

[ las-oh, la-soo ]
/ 藞l忙s o蕣, l忙藞su /
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noun, plural las路sos, las路soes.
a long rope or line of hide or other material with a running noose at one end, used for roping horses, cattle, etc.
verb (used with object), las路soed, las路so路ing.
to catch with or as with a lasso.
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Origin of lasso

1760鈥70; <Spanish lazo<Latin laqueus noose, bond; see lace

OTHER WORDS FROM lasso

las路so路er, nounun路las路soed, adjective

Other definitions for lasso (2 of 2)

Lasso
[ lah-soh ]
/ 藞l蓱 so蕣 /

noun
Orlando di [dee], /di/, Orlandus Lassus, 1532鈥94, Flemish composer.
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British Dictionary definitions for lasso

lasso
/ (l忙藞su藧, 藞l忙s蓹蕣) /

noun plural -sos or -soes
a long rope or thong with a running noose at one end, used (esp in America) for roping horses, cattle, etc; lariat
verb -sos, -soes, -soing or -soed
(tr) to catch with or as if with a lasso

Derived forms of lasso

lassoer, noun

Word Origin for lasso

C19: from Spanish lazo, ultimately from Latin laqueus noose
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