lasso

Part of speech: verb

To capture with a lasso.

Part of speech: noun

A long line, as of hide, with a noose, for catching horses, etc.

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Usage examples "lasso":

  1. They are hardly out of the nursery when a lasso is round their necks; and if they have beauty, no wonder they turn it to a weapon and make as many captives as they can. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. " For every year he must come back a spirit- on a spirit hoss- and swing the lasso, and make as if to catch the heathen. - "From Sand Hill to Pine", Bret Harte.
  3. We asked them to teach us how to use the lasso whenever there was a halt, and they were surprised to find how well we soon learnt to use it, though of course we could not equal them. - "The Three Lieutenants", W.H.G. Kingston.