Definition of lariat
: a long light rope (as of hemp or leather) used with a running noose to catch livestock or with or without the noose to tether grazing animals : lasso
Examples of lariat in a Sentence
the cowboy could throw a lariat around a running steer's head from 20 yards away
Recent Examples of lariat from the Web
Calf roper Scott Kormos from Teague, Texas, an eight-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier, helped the young cowpokes sling lariats over the horns of one of five dummy steers positioned in the arena.
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Definition of lariat for Students
: a long light rope used to catch livestock or tie up grazing animals
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