lariat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish la reata ‘the lasso’.

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Noun[edit]

lariat (plural lariats)

  1. a lasso
    • Around 1900, O Henry, A Call Loan
      Not so circumscribed in expedient for the reduction of surplus wealth were those lairds of the lariat who had womenfolk to their name.
  2. a tether
  3. (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.

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