lath

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noun \ˈlath also ˈlath\

Definition of lath

plural

laths

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lath

  1. 1 :  a thin narrow strip of wood nailed to rafters, joists, or studding as a groundwork for slates, tiles, or plaster

  2. 2 :  a building material in sheets used as a base for plaster

  3. 3 :  a quantity of laths

lath

transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of lath

Middle English, from Old English *læthth-; akin to Old High German latta lath, Welsh llath yard


First Known Use: 13th century

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LATH Defined for English Language Learners

lath

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noun \ˈlath also ˈlath\

Definition of lath for English Language Learners

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


LATH Defined for Kids

lath

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noun \ˈlath\

Definition of lath for Students

plural

laths

\ˈlathz, ˈlaths\
  1. :  a thin strip of wood used (as in a wall) as a base for plaster


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