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[las-oh, la-soo] /ˈlæs oʊ, læˈsu/

noun, plural lassos, lassoes.
a long rope or line of hide or other material with a running noose at one end, used for roping horses, cattle, etc.
verb (used with object), lassoed, lassoing.
to catch with or as with a lasso.
/læˈsuː; ˈlæsəʊ/
noun (pl) -sos, -soes
a long rope or thong with a running noose at one end, used (esp in America) for roping horses, cattle, etc; lariat
verb -sos, -soes, -soing, -soed
(transitive) to catch with or as if with a lasso

1807 (v.); 1808 (n.), American English, from Spanish lazo, from Latin laqueum (nominative laqueus) “noose, snare” (see lace (n.)).


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