Lathe



[leyth] /leɪð/

noun
1.
a machine for use in working wood, metal, etc., that holds the material and rotates it about a horizontal axis against a tool that shapes it.
verb (used with object), lathed, lathing.
2.
to cut, shape, or otherwise treat on a lathe.
/leɪð/
noun
1.
a machine for shaping, boring, facing, or cutting a screw thread in metal, wood, etc, in which the workpiece is turned about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool
verb
2.
(transitive) to shape, bore, or cut a screw thread in or on (a workpiece) on a lathe
/leɪð/
noun
1.
(Brit, history) any of the former administrative divisions of Kent
n.

“machine for turning,” early 14c., of uncertain origin, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish drejelad “turning-lathe,” Old Norse hlaða “pile of shavings under a lathe,” related to hlaða “to load, lade”).

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