lathe

noun
\ ˈlāt͟h How to pronounce lathe (audio) \

Definition of lathe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

lathe

verb
lathed; lathing

Definition of lathe (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cut or shape with a lathe

Examples of lathe in a Sentence

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His Innovation Workshop in Atlanta is a neat grid of computerized lathes, battery boxes, drills, metal shavings and computer screens that spin special effects in three dimensions. Jeffrey Fleishman, chicagotribune.com, "Georgia’s abortion ban forces political reckoning among TV and film workers," 24 June 2019 His Innovation Workshop in Atlanta is a neat grid of computerized lathes, battery boxes, drills, metal shavings and computer screens that spin special effects in three dimensions. Jeffrey Fleishman, latimes.com, "Georgia's abortion ban forces political reckoning among TV and film workers," 23 June 2019 In addition to their gardens, the couple also built a carriage house, a lathe house and a potting shed. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Minutes from downtown, a garden wonderland — and you can see it in July," 20 June 2019 There's something hypnotic about watching Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. shape its Floating Block Table on a lathe. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "You Need to See How This "Self-Healing" Table Is Made," 8 July 2019 The workshops, known as Mobile Technology Repair Complexes, are powered by renewable energy and stuffed with tools including lathes, welders, and 3D printers. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "U.S. Commandos Have Their Own Mobile, Modular Workshops," 30 May 2018 Using his army of tools, a mighty wood lathe, and solid block of wood, Kennard saws and sharpens the wood to create the decorative boxes. Jordan Valinsky, Popular Mechanics, "This Short Documentary Captures the Strange Beauty of Woodcarving," 11 May 2015 Jack White's Third Man Records celebrated King Records in 2013 by revitalizing a lathe record-maker from Cincinnati. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "Jack White pays homage to King Records Cincinnati before Bunbury," 4 June 2018 In the end, his detective work disclosed that the lathe worker was Naomi Parker Fraley. Margalit Fox, New York Times, "Naomi Parker Fraley, the Real Rosie the Riveter, Dies at 96," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of lathe

Noun

1611, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lathe

Noun

probably from Middle English lath supporting stand

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lathe

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lathe

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

lathe

noun
\ ˈlāt͟h How to pronounce lathe (audio) \

Kids Definition of lathe

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

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