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lathe

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noun \ˈlāth\

Definition of lathe

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

Origin and Etymology of lathe

probably from Middle English lath supporting stand


First Known Use: 1611

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms


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lathe

verb

Definition of lathe

lathed

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lathing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cut or shape with a lathe

Circa 1903

First Known Use of lathe

circa 1903

Other Handicraft Terms


LATHE Defined for English Language Learners

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lathe

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noun \ˈlāth\

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

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noun \ˈlāth\

Definition of lathe for Students

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



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