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lathe

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noun \ˈlāth\

Simple Definition of lathe

  • : a machine in which a piece of wood or metal is held and turned while being shaped by a sharp tool

Full Definition of lathe

  1. :  a machine in which work is rotated about a horizontal axis and shaped by a fixed tool

Origin of lathe

probably from Middle English lath supporting stand


First Known Use: 1611

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Rhymes with lathe


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lathe

verb

Definition of lathe

lathedlath·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cut or shape with a lathe



Circa 1903

First Known Use of lathe

circa 1903

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