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Definition of lariat:

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


crop, lasso, girth, corral, cattle prod, brand, tether, hurdle, cow town, riata, reata, fence, crook, bridle, dairy, harness, crate, dip, bit, blinders, halter, horsewhip.

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