Definition of Lariat

1. Noun. A long noosed rope used to catch animals.

Exact synonyms: Lasso, Reata, Riata
Terms within: Noose, Running Noose, Slip Noose
Generic synonyms: Rope
Derivative terms: Lasso



Definition of Lariat

1. n. 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.

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

Definition of Lariat

1. Noun. a lasso ¹

2. Noun. (wrestling) An attack where the wrestler runs towards an opponent, wraps his arm around their upper chest and neck and then forces them to the ground. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lariat

1. to lasso [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: lasso

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lariat

largesse
largesses
largest
larget
largets
larghetto
larghettos
larghissimo
largifical
largiloquent
largish
largition
largo
largos
lari
lariat (current term)
lariat ether
lariated
lariating
lariats
lariciresinol
lariciresinol reductase
lariciresinols
larid
larikin
larimar
larine
laris
larisaite
larixinic

Literary usage of Lariat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Innocents Abroad; Or, The New Pilgrim's Progress: Being Some Account of by Mark Twain (1884)
"May be the Poet lariat ain't satisfied with them deductions ?" The poet replied with a barbarous rhyme, and went below. " 'Pears that he can't qualify, ..."

2. The Cowboy: His Characteristics, His Equipment, and His Part in the by Philip Ashton Rollins (1922)
""La reata" of the Mexicans became on the Range the "reata" (Spanish for rope), "lariat" (contraction of Spanish "la reata"), "lasso" (from Spanish "lazo" ..."

3. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... How Indian Saddles and Bridles are made — The Mexican Device — Fancy Reins — The Art of Plaiting Horsehair — The lariat and the Lasso—How They are Made— ..."

4. Outing (1893)
"As soon as the lariat was thrown, Tah'won, keeping hold of the end, turned to run, but, ... Quick as a flash the Indian took a turn with his lariat ..."

5. Humorous Hits and how to Hold an Audience: A Collection of Short Selections by Grenville Kleiser (1908)
""My fireman's name was lariat Bill, A quiet man with an easy way, Who could rope a steer with a cowboy's skill, Which he had learned in Texas, ..."

6. The Indian Sign Language: With Brief Explanatory Notes of the Gestures by William Philo Clark (1884)
"lariat Make sign for ANIMAL ; then clasp the right side of the neck with spread thumb and index held about horizontally, and then make sign for ROPE. ..."

7. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1882)
"... Mexican Device — Fancy Reins — The Art of Plaiting Horsehair — The lariat and the Lasso —How They are Made— A Winter's Task—The Great Fall Hunt — Scenes ..."

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