EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LARIAT
The man ran into the barn, returned with a lariat, and joined the fray.
Then came a snap of the lariat, and Ralph went down, with the mustang on top of him.
His sword, also an old affair, was tied to his belt with bits of a lariat.
He unfastened the tientos of his saddle which held the lariat.
He tied to the handcuffs the end of the lariat which was attached to the saddle.
By the time he had hold of the lariat Bart was ready to pull with Long.
The boy began spinning the noose of the lariat above his head.
At last Lumpy tore off the lariat's grip and scrambled to his feet.
The rope, or lariat, or lasso, is a handy implement for the Scout.
The boomer could use a lariat as well as Clemmer or any of the cowboys.
1832, American English, from Spanish la reata "the rope," from reatar "to tie against," from re- "back" + atar "to tie," from Latin aptare "to join" (see adapt).