- a long rope or line of hide or other material with a running noose at one end, used for roping horses, cattle, etc.
- to catch with or as with a lasso.
Origin of lasso
Related Words for lassoedtangled, clustered, coiled, braided, capture, seize, snag, arrest, take, pick, grab, snare, trap, fasten, fix, pin, looped, bent, engaged
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Contemporary Examples of lassoed
Ballerinas get lassoed into the colorful fog (see 0:35), and businessmen get lost in a flurry of flying documents (see 2:50).Justin Timberlake & More of the Best Music Videos This Week (VIDEO)
March 22, 2013
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October 4, 2012
Historical Examples of lassoed
They lassoed him promptly and built a fire to heat the branding-irons.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
Bruin had been captured by four cowboys, who had lassoed and tied it.A Tramp's Notebook
It was on this expedition that Kit Carson lassoed a huge grizzly bear.Scouting with Kit Carson
Everett T. Tomlinson
And even then, all do not escape, for some of them are sure to be lassoed in the melee.The Scout and Ranger
The bull was then lassoed and killed in the manner above described.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete
Ulysses S. Grant
- a long rope or thong with a running noose at one end, used (esp in America) for roping horses, cattle, etc; lariat
- (tr) to catch with or as if with a lasso
Word Origin for lasso
1807 (v.); 1808 (n.), American English, from Spanish lazo, from Latin laqueum (nominative laqueus) "noose, snare" (see lace (n.)).