engine lathe

noun

Definition of engine lathe

: a screw-cutting lathe equipped with a back-geared cone-driven headstock or with a headstock of the geared-head type

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First Known Use of engine lathe

1782, in the meaning defined above

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“Engine lathe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engine%20lathe. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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