What does the word lasso mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by W.H.G. Kingston