from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long rope with a running noose at one end, used especially to catch horses and cattle. Also called lariat.
- transitive v. To catch with or as if with such a long rope.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A long rope with a sliding loop on one end, generally used in ranching to catch cattle and horses.
- n. An image-editing function allowing the user to capture an irregularly-shaped object by drawing an approximate outline.
- v. To catch with a lasso.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rope or long thong of leather with a running noose, used for catching horses, cattle, etc.
- transitive v. To catch with a lasso.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To catch or capture by means of a lasso.
- n. A long rope or cord of hide (from 60 to 100 feet), having a running noose at one end, used especially in the Spanish (or originally Spanish or Portuguese) parts of America for catching horses and wild cattle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long noosed rope used to catch animals
- n. Belgian composer (1532-1594)
- v. catch with a lasso
Piangi, who has also met with the Punjab lasso, is discovered behind the scenes.
The lasso is collected in the man's hand, he swings it circularly round his head, and when the opportunity offers, he throws it over the head of the animal he wishes to catch.
The other lasso is of wire, which not only catches the fugitive, but knocks him senseless or cuts his head off, as the case may be.
I think she may have made him a little jump rope lasso, but now that I think about it, I don't think a lasso is a very safe toy to give a 6-year-old.
They are caught by means of a lasso, which is a rope with a noose at one end.
Each tentacle has a globular tip filled with a multitude of cells, the so-called lasso-cells, each one of which conceals a coiled-up thread.
Then, upon reflection, Erik went back to fetch the Punjab lasso, which is very curiously made out of catgut, and which might have set an examining magistrate thinking.
A lasso was a rope with a noose at one end -- so! and it was used to catch wild horses, or anything else you happened to chase.
A lasso is a long rope, sometimes made of leather.
Negroes were ready for him; and the moment he came within reach, a coil of rope with a noose on the end of it, called a lasso, was adroitly thrown over the reptile's head: ten or twelve men then hauled the lasso and dragged it ashore amid shouts of triumph.