reata

[ree-ah-tuh, -at-uh]
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riata

or re·a·ta

[ree-ah-tuh, -at-uh]
noun
  1. a lariat.

Origin of riata

1840–50, Americanism; < Spanish reata, derivative of reatar to tie again, equivalent to re- re- + atar < Latin aptāre to fit
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Related Words for reata

noose, tether, lasso, reata, riata

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Word Origin and History for reata

riata

n.

1846, from Spanish reata (see lariat).

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