Origin of riata
Examples from the Web for riata
Jack dropped the riata and turned, his whole face smiling a welcome.The Gringos|B. M. Bower
They'll string a riata across the road and hold up the car,209 most likely.Overland Red|Henry Herbert Knibbs
As the men rode toward them, Phil took down his riata while Patches watched him questioningly.When A Man's A Man|Harold Bell Wright
He had also a riata, a cuerta, and tapaderos, and frequently employed these Spanish names for the objects.Lin McLean|Owen Wister
With a riata around his neck, and carefully guarded, we again advanced.Los Gringos|H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise
1846, from Spanish reata (see lariat).