What does the word noose mean?

Usage examples for noose

  1. A noose was made at the end of a rope, and placed around the camel's lower jaw. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  2. At one end of this rope they had made a running noose, which was made fast to a man, who swam out with it to the distance of about a hundred yards. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  3. Catch me putting my neck in a noose for anybody's kid! – The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet by George Bernard Shaw