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1lasso

verb las·so \ˈla-(ˌ)sō, la-ˈsü\

: to catch (an animal) with a lasso

Full Definition of LASSO

transitive verb
:  to capture with or as if with a lasso :  rope
las·so·er noun
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Examples of LASSO

  1. The cowboy lassoed the horse.

First Known Use of LASSO

1807

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

2lasso

noun

: a rope with a loop that is used for catching animals (such as cattle or horses)

plural lassos or lassoes

Full Definition of LASSO

:  a rope or long thong of leather with a noose used especially for catching horses and cattle :  lariat

Examples of LASSO

  1. <the cowpuncher skillfully tossed the lasso around the calf's neck>

Origin of LASSO

Spanish lazo, from Latin laqueus snare
First Known Use: 1808

Related to LASSO

Synonyms
lariat, reata, riata

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut
LASSOES Defined for Kids

1lasso

verb las·so \ˈla-sō, la-ˈsü\
las·soedlas·so·ing

Definition of LASSO for Kids

:  to catch with a rope having a slipknot <Cowboys lassoed a calf.>

2lasso

noun
plural lassos or lassoes

Definition of LASSO for Kids

:  a rope with a slipknot that is used for catching animals

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