What does the word lariat mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A rope of horsehair for tethering animals; a lasso.

Usage examples for lariat

  1. The next fling of the lariat caused the cougar angrily to shake her head. – The Last of the Plainsmen by 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 by Clarence Edward Mulford
  3. Perhaps the lariat would not be long enough. – The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine by Ross Kay
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