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lar·i·at

 (lăr′ē-ət)
n.
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).]
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lariat

(ˈlærɪət)
n
1. another word for lasso
2. a rope for tethering animals
[C19: from Spanish la reata the lasso]
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lar•i•at

(ˈlær i ət)

n.
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]
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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
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Translations

lariat

[ˈlærɪət] Nlazo m
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lariat

nLasso nt or m
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'em in the open, he an' the Mexicans used to ride up an' rope them--catch them with lariats, you know.
He patted her flanks and talked to her in Russian while he pulled up her lariat pin and set it in a new place.
Said I to myself, as I coiled my lariat and hung it on my saddle-horn, and sat there drunk with glory, "The victory is perfect -- no other will venture against me -- knight-errantry is dead." Now imagine my astonish- ment -- and everybody else's, too -- to hear the peculiar bugle-call which announces that another competitor is about to enter the lists!
But the cell quickly splices out the introns, which are released into the cytoplasm as little loops, or lariats. Dbr1, in turn, clips the loops to open them and make them accessible to the cell's disposal system.