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lathe

noun \ ˈlāt͟h \

Definition of lathe

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

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Origin and Etymology of lathe

probably from Middle English lath supporting stand

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lathe

verb

Definition of lathe

lathed; lathing
transitive verb
:to cut or shape with a lathe

First Known Use of lathe

circa 1903

Other Handicraft Terms


LATHE Defined for English Language Learners

lathe

noun

Definition of lathe for English Language Learners

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


LATHE Defined for Kids

lathe

noun \ ˈlāt͟h \

Definition of lathe for Students

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


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