riata

or re·a·ta

[ ree-ah-tuh, -at-uh ]
/ riˈɑ tə, -ˈæt ə /

noun

a lariat.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. rial,
  2. rial omani,
  3. rialto,
  4. riant,
  5. riantly,
  6. riau archipelago,
  7. rib,
  8. rib cage,
  9. rib eye,
  10. rib roast

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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Word Origin and History for riata

riata

n.

1846, from Spanish reata (see lariat).

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