Definitions for Latheleɪð

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

latheleɪð(n.; v.)lathed, lath•ing.

  1. (n.)a machine for use in working a piece of wood, metal, etc., by holding and rotating it about a horizontal axis against a tool that shapes it.

    Category: Building Trades, Machinery

  2. (v.t.)to cut, shape, or treat on a lathe.

    Category: Building Trades, Machinery

Origin of lathe:

1300–50; ME: frame, stand, lathe; cf. ON hlath stack (see lade )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lathe(noun)

    machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lathe(noun)

    formerly, a part or division of a county among the Anglo-Saxons. At present it consists of four or five hundreds, and is confined to the county of Kent

  2. Lathe(noun)

    a granary; a barn

  3. Lathe(noun)

    a machine for turning, that is, for shaping articles of wood, metal, or other material, by causing them to revolve while acted upon by a cutting tool

  4. Lathe(noun)

    the movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; -- called also lay and batten


  1. Lathe

    A lathe is a machine tool which rotates the workpiece on its axis to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, or deformation, facing, turning, with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object which has symmetry about an axis of rotation. Lathes are used in woodturning, metalworking, metal spinning, Thermal spraying/ parts reclamation, and glass-working. Lathes can be used to shape pottery, the best-known design being the potter's wheel. Most suitably equipped metalworking lathes can also be used to produce most solids of revolution, plane surfaces and screw threads or helices. Ornamental lathes can produce three-dimensional solids of incredible complexity. The material can be held in place by either one or two centers, at least one of which can be moved horizontally to accommodate varying material lengths. Other work-holding methods include clamping the work about the axis of rotation using a chuck or collet, or to a faceplate, using clamps or dogs. Examples of objects that can be produced on a lathe include candlestick holders, gun barrels, cue sticks, table legs, bowls, baseball bats, musical instruments, crankshafts, and camshafts.

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Translations for Lathe

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a machine for shaping wood, metal etc, which turns the piece of wood etc which is to be shaped round and round against a tool held steady by the operator.

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