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lasso

noun [C] uk   /læsˈuː/ (plural lassos or US also lassoes) us  
a rope, formed into a ring at one end, that can be tightened by pulling the other end: Lassos are used particularly by cowboys to catch cattle and horses.

lasso

verb [T] uk   /læsˈuː/ us  
to catch an animal by throwing the ring of a lasso over its head and then tightening it around its neck
(Definition of lasso from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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