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las·so

lasso

 
pronunciation:
lae so [or] lae su [or] lae su
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
inflections: lassoes, lassos
definition: a long rope with a sliding loop on one end; lariat. It is used to catch running animals such as cattle or horses.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: lassoes, lassos, lassoing, lassoed
definition: to catch with a lasso.
The cowboy lassoed the calf.
derivation: lassoer (n.)