- a rope used for tethering grazing horses, etc.
Origin of lariatSpanish la reata from la, the + reata, a rope from reatar, to tie (horses) in single file, origin, originally , retie from re-, re- + atar, to tie from Classical Latin aptare from aptus: see apt
to tie or catch with a lariat
- See lasso.
- A rope for picketing grazing horses or mules.
Origin of lariatSpanish la reata la the ( from Latin illa ; see al-1 in Indo-European roots.) reatar to tie again ( re- again ) ( from Latin; see re- . ) ( atar to tie ) ( from Latin aptāre to join ) ( from aptus ) ( past participle of apere to tie )