[ lah-soh ]
/ ˈlɑ soʊ /
Orlando di [dee] /di/, Orlandus Lassus, 1532–94, Flemish composer.
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/ (læˈsuː, ˈlæsəʊ) /
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
Word Origin for lasso
C19: from Spanish lazo, ultimately from Latin laqueus noose
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
1807 (v.); 1808 (n.), American English, from Spanish lazo, from Latin laqueum (nominative laqueus) "noose, snare" (see lace (n.)).
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