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Borrowed from Spanish reata.

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reata (plural reatas)

  1. A lariat or lasso.
    • 1994, Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing
      The riders overtook them laughing and circled the cart at a full gallop until one of them took down his reata and dropped a loop over the mule’s head and brought it to a halt.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From reatar (retie).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /reˈata/, [reˈat̪a]

NounEdit

reata f (plural reatas)

  1. rope, lasso
  2. single file
  3. (Guatemala, Mexico, vulgar) penis
  4. (Honduras, colloquial) drunkenness

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