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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

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

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