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lasso

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verb las·so \ˈla-(ˌ)sō, la-ˈsü\

Definition of lasso

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

lassoer

noun

Examples of lasso in a sentence

  1. The cowboy lassoed the horse.

1807

First Known Use of lasso

1807

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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lasso

noun las·so

Definition of lasso

plural

lassos

or

lassoes

  1. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of lasso

Spanish lazo, from Latin laqueus snare


First Known Use: 1808

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


LASSO Defined for English Language Learners

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lasso

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verb las·so \ˈla-(ˌ)sō, la-ˈsü\

Definition of lasso for English Language Learners

  • : to catch (an animal) with a lasso


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lasso

noun las·so

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

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verb las·so \ˈla-sō, la-ˈsü\

Definition of lasso for Students

lassoed

lassoing

  1. :  to catch with a rope having a slipknot <Cowboys lassoed a calf.>


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lasso

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noun las·so

Definition of lasso for Students

plural

lassos

or

lassoes

  1. :  a rope with a slipknot that is used for catching animals



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