What does LATHE mean?

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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

  5. Origin: [OE. lathe a granary; akin to G. lade a chest, Icel. hlaa a storehouse, barn; but cf. also Icel. l a smith's lathe. Senses 2 and 3 are perh. of the same origin as lathe a granary, the original meaning being, a frame to hold something. If so, the word is from an older form of E. lade to load. See Lade to load.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lathe

    th, n. a machine for turning and shaping articles of wood, metal, &c.: the movable swing-frame of a loom carrying the reed for separating the warp threads and beating up the weft. [Ice. löð.]

  2. Lathe

    th, n. a part or division of a county, now existing only in Kent, and consisting of four or five hundreds. [A.S. lǽth, a district.]

Editors Contribution

  1. lathe

    A type of device, machine or tool created and designed in various colors,materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles used to perform a variety of functions on metal, wood and a variety of other materials.

    The local woodturner, potter and metal forge have and use a lathe on their premises.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LATHE in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LATHE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Jose Ramon Pin:

    The training programmes must adapt to business needs, not the other way round, there's no point churning out lathe operators if there are no jobs for them.

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