reata

[ ree-ah-tuh, -at-uh ]SEE DEFINITION OF reata

Synonyms for reata

MOST RELEVANT
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REATA

They sent one of their number to get a reata for that purpose.

The only thing Pete can do well is to throw the reata, broke in Scotty.

He gave the broncho a slap with the reata, not having the heart to use his spurs.

Hugh called the rope a lassrope, or a reata—this being a Spanish word meaning rope.

Then he raised his eyes, measured the distance and turning the reata forcibly round his head, hurled it into Doa Anita's balcony.

He drew a few steps nearer, undid the reata fastened round his loins, and held it in his right hand.

The Mexican and the man who had come so luckily to his help had securely tied the Indian with a reata.

A reata, rolled up and fastened to the saddle-bow, allowed them to be recognised as partisans from the Mexican frontiers.

The lasso or reata, for this weapon has two names, is a strip of plaited leather, rendered supple by means of grease.

With her own reata he fastened her hands behind her and tied the girl securely to the twisted trunk of a Joshua tree.

WORD ORIGIN

1846, from Spanish reata (see lariat).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR REATA

lariat

nounrope
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.