Part of speech: noun

A rope of horsehair for tethering animals; a lasso.

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Usage examples "lariat":

  1. The next fling of the lariat caused the cougar angrily to shake her head. - "The Last of the Plainsmen", Zane Grey.
  2. He then slipped bits of his lariat over their wrists and ankles, tying wrists to ankles and each man to his neighbor. - "Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20", Clarence Edward Mulford.
  3. Perhaps the lariat would not be long enough. - "The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine", Ross Kay.