Lar"i*at (?), n. [Sp. la reata the rope; la the + reata rope. Cf. Reata.]

A long, slender rope made of hemp or strips of hide, esp. one with a noose; -- used as a lasso for catching cattle, horses, etc., and for picketing a horse so that he can graze without wandering. [Mexico & Western U.S.]


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Lar"i*at (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lariated; p. pr. & vb. n. Lariating.]

To secure with a lariat fastened to a stake, as a horse or mule for grazing; also, to lasso or catch with a lariat.

[Western U.S.]


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