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Meaning of lariat

lar•i•at

Pronunciation: (lar'ē-ut), [key]
— n.
  1. a long, noosed rope used to catch horses, cattle, or other livestock; lasso.
  2. a rope used to picket grazing animals.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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