lariat lariat  /ˈlɛ ri ət/


  • (n) a long noosed rope used to catch animals



  1. Even as the calf scrambled to its feet, bawling with fear and pain, the lariat of Bob Kleberg or a vaquero had already tripped another calf to be branded.
  2. Its face depicts a cowboy busy with a lariat, a bear and a deer.
  3. Fred Dial beat one with a lariat, and soon afterward the man died of pneumonia.


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