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riata

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noun ri·a·ta \rē-ˈa-tə, -ˈä-\

Definition of riata

  1. :  lariat



Examples of riata in a sentence

  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

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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