riata

noun
ri·​a·​ta | \ rē-ˈa-tə How to pronounce riata (audio) , -ˈä- \

Definition of riata

: lariat

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Examples of riata in a Sentence

the cowboy neatly tossed a riata over the head of the escaping cow

First Known Use of riata

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for riata

modification of American Spanish reata

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“Riata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riata. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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