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1. See lasso.
2. A rope for picketing grazing horses or mules.

[Spanish la reata : la, the (from Latin illa; see al- in Indo-European roots) + reatar, to tie again (re-, again from Latin; see re- + atar, to tie, from Latin aptāre, to join, from aptus, past participle of apere, to tie).]


1. another word for lasso
2. a rope for tethering animals
[C19: from Spanish la reata the lasso]


(ˈlær i ət)

1. a long, noosed rope used to catch horses, cattle, or other livestock; lasso.
2. a rope used to picket grazing animals.
[1825–35; < Sp la reata the riata]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lariat - a long noosed rope used to catch animalslariat - a long noosed rope used to catch animals
running noose, slip noose, noose - a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
rope - a strong line


[ˈlærɪət] Nlazo m


nLasso nt or m
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