noun \ˈth\

: 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

:  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

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms

centrifuge, differential, flange, linchpin, pinion, plenum, ratchet, traction

Rhymes with LATHE



Definition of LATHE

transitive verb
:  to cut or shape with a lathe

First Known Use of LATHE

circa 1903

Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, darn, tambour, wrought
LATHE[1] Defined for Kids


noun \ˈth\

Definition of LATHE for Kids

:  a machine in which a piece of material (as wood) is held and turned while being shaped by a tool


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