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lath

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noun \ˈlath also ˈlath\

Simple Definition of lath

  • : a long and thin piece of wood that is used in walls and ceilings to support plaster, tiles, etc.

Full Definition of lath

plural laths or lath

  1. 1 :  a thin narrow strip of wood nailed to rafters, joists, or studding as a groundwork for slates, tiles, or plaster

  2. 2 :  a building material in sheets used as a base for plaster

  3. 3 :  a quantity of laths

lath transitive verb

Origin of lath

Middle English, from Old English *læthth-; akin to Old High German latta lath, Welsh llath yard


First Known Use: 13th century

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