ri·​a·​ta rē-ˈa-tə How to pronounce riata (audio)
: lariat

Examples of riata in a Sentence

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

Word History


modification of American Spanish reata

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of riata was in 1846

Dictionary Entries Near riata

Cite this Entry

“Riata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riata. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


ri·​a·​ta rē-ˈat-ə How to pronounce riata (audio)
: lariat
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