Definition of lasso noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//læˈsuː//
, BrE//ˈlæsəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlæsoʊ//
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(pl. lassos, lassoes) a long rope with one end tied into a loop that is used for catching horses, cows, etc. Word Originmid 18th cent.: representing an American Spanish pronunciation of Spanish lazo, based on Latin laqueus ‘noose’. Compare with lace.
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