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riata

noun ri·a·ta \rē-ˈa-tə, -ˈä-\

Definition of RIATA

:  lariat

Examples of RIATA

  1. <the cowboy neatly tossed a riata over the head of the escaping cow>

Origin of RIATA

modification of American Spanish reata
First Known Use: 1846

Related to RIATA

Synonyms
lariat, reata, lasso

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

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

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