from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See lasso.
- n. A rope for picketing grazing horses or mules.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a lasso
- n. a tether
- n. An attack where the wrestler runs towards an opponent, wraps his arm around their upper chest and neck and then forces them to the ground.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A long, slender rope made of hemp or strips of hide, esp. one with a noose; -- used as a lasso for catching cattle, horses, etc., and for picketing a horse so that he can graze without wandering.
- transitive v. To secure with a lariat fastened to a stake, as a horse or mule for grazing; also, to lasso or catch with a lariat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To catch or fasten with a lariat; lasso.
- n. A rope or cord used for picketing horses while grazing.
- n. A thong or noose used for catching wild animals: called in California, Mexico, and further south a lasso. Also called reata, often spelled riata.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long noosed rope used to catch animals
Our word lariat comes from this Mexican word with the definite article prefixed and the final vowel dropped.
I just know that its supposed to be called a lariat, not lasso.
The Indians had copied saddles, stirrups, the crupper, and the lariat from the Spanish explorers, who, in turn had borrowed these innovations from the Moors Arabic people from North Africa, who had previously occupied Spain for 500 years.
The lariat is a string of pearls and trinkets that's long enough to wrap around her neck several times, and Ms. Takagi knots it in different ways to match her style.
The lariat is a string of pearls and trinkets that is long enough to wrap around her neck several times, and Ms. Takagi knots it in different ways to match her style.
The lariat is a great way to complement a top or dress that features a V-neck, a plunging neckline, or a deep-cut wrap opening, as the shape of a traditional lariat falls along the same shape gently over the chest.
The Indians had copied saddles, stirrups, the crupper, and the lariat from the Spanish explorers, who in turn had borrowed these innovations from the Moors Arabic people from North Africa, who had previously occupied Spain for seven hundred years.
Each of the cowboys carried his rope, for of late it had seemed as though a lariat might be a very necessary accompaniment to these side hunts.
A lariat is a fifty foot line with a running noose at one end and made from the hide of various animals.
I have often wondered why "the rope" -- as our western cowboys call the lariat, and the Mexican lariata -- has not become a national sport, for its proper use requires great skill, and it is distinctly an American institution.
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