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lasso

verb las·so \ ˈla-(ˌ)sō , la-ˈsü \
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of lasso

transitive verb
:to capture with or as if with a lasso :rope

lassoer

noun

Examples of lasso in a Sentence

  1. The cowboy lassoed the horse.

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First Known Use of lasso

1807

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lasso

noun

Definition of lasso

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

Examples of lasso in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of lasso

Spanish lazo, from Latin laqueus snare

lasso Synonyms

Synonyms
lariat, reata, riata

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


LASSO Defined for English Language Learners

lasso

verb

Definition of lasso for English Language Learners

  • : to catch (an animal) with a lasso


lasso

noun

Definition of lasso for English Language Learners

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


LASSO Defined for Kids

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lasso

verb las·so \ ˈla-sō , la-ˈsü \

Definition of lasso for Students

lassoed; lassoing
:to catch with a rope having a slipknot
  • Cowboys lassoed a calf.

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lasso

noun

Definition of lasso for Students

plural lassos or lassoes
:a rope with a slipknot that is used for catching animals


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