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las·so / ˈlasō; ˈlasoō; laˈsoō/ • n. (pl. -sos or -soes) a rope with a noose at one end, used esp. in North America for catching cattle or horses.• v. (-soes, -soed) [tr.] catch (an animal) with a lasso: at last his father lassoed the horse.DERIVATIVES: las·so·er n.

lasso

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lasso rope with a noose to catch cattle. XIX. —Sp. lazo = OF. laz, etc., LACE.