noun (plural lassos or lassoes)
- A rope with a noose at one end, used especially in North America for catching cattle.More example sentences
- She draws a long whip gently across their backs and legs to get them used to ropes and lassos as their forebears would have been.
- Horse brushes were scattered on the floor and ropes and lassos hung from the walls.
- A few moments later, the drums rumbling as we began the march back to the theatre, a gang of cowboys appeared and began roping our walking gents with their lassos.
verb (lassoes, lassoing, lassoed)[with object] Back to top
- Catch (an animal) with a lasso: at last his father lassoed the horseMore example sentences
- School geography books talked of the Pampas, horses were on every page and cattle were lassoed before being killed for the Argentinian staple diet.
- The Kazakh who had guided us from Jiadengyu to Hemu the day before lassoed his horses and wandered through the village, hoping to strike a deal with tourists looking for a horse ride back to Jiadengyu.
- A painting in the first category, The Bronc Rider Started Early, shows a cowboy in a corral lassoing a horse.
mid 18th century: representing an American Spanish pronunciation of Spanish lazo, based on Latin laqueus 'noose'. Compare with lace.