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lath

noun \ˈlath also ˈlath\

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

plural laths or lath

Full Definition of LATH

1
:  a thin narrow strip of wood nailed to rafters, joists, or studding as a groundwork for slates, tiles, or plaster
2
:  a building material in sheets used as a base for plaster
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

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, transom, wainscot

Rhymes with LATH

LATHS Defined for Kids

lath

noun \ˈlath\
plural laths \ˈlathz, ˈlaths\

Definition of LATH for Kids

:  a thin strip of wood used (as in a wall) as a base for plaster

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