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lathe

 (lāth)
n.
A machine for shaping a piece of material, such as wood or metal, by rotating it rapidly along its axis while pressing a fixed cutting or abrading tool against it.
tr.v. lathed, lath·ing, lathes
To cut or shape on a lathe.

[Middle English, a device used by coopers, perhaps a turning lathe, probably of Scandinavian origin.]

lathe

(leɪð)
n
(Tools) 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
vb
(General Engineering) (tr) to shape, bore, or cut a screw thread in or on (a workpiece) on a lathe
[perhaps C15 lath a support, of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Danish lad lathe, Old English hlæd heap]

lathe

(leɪð)
n
(Historical Terms) history Brit any of the former administrative divisions of Kent
[Old English læth district]

lathe

(leɪð)

n., v. lathed, lath•ing. n.
1. 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.
v.t.
2. to cut, shape, or treat on a lathe.
[1300–50; Middle English: frame, stand, lathe; compare Old Norse hlath stack (see lade)]

lathe


Past participle: lathed
Gerund: lathing

Imperative
lathe
lathe
Present
I lathe
you lathe
he/she/it lathes
we lathe
you lathe
they lathe
Preterite
I lathed
you lathed
he/she/it lathed
we lathed
you lathed
they lathed
Present Continuous
I am lathing
you are lathing
he/she/it is lathing
we are lathing
you are lathing
they are lathing
Present Perfect
I have lathed
you have lathed
he/she/it has lathed
we have lathed
you have lathed
they have lathed
Past Continuous
I was lathing
you were lathing
he/she/it was lathing
we were lathing
you were lathing
they were lathing
Past Perfect
I had lathed
you had lathed
he/she/it had lathed
we had lathed
you had lathed
they had lathed
Future
I will lathe
you will lathe
he/she/it will lathe
we will lathe
you will lathe
they will lathe
Future Perfect
I will have lathed
you will have lathed
he/she/it will have lathed
we will have lathed
you will have lathed
they will have lathed
Future Continuous
I will be lathing
you will be lathing
he/she/it will be lathing
we will be lathing
you will be lathing
they will be lathing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lathing
you have been lathing
he/she/it has been lathing
we have been lathing
you have been lathing
they have been lathing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lathing
you will have been lathing
he/she/it will have been lathing
we will have been lathing
you will have been lathing
they will have been lathing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lathing
you had been lathing
he/she/it had been lathing
we had been lathing
you had been lathing
they had been lathing
Conditional
I would lathe
you would lathe
he/she/it would lathe
we would lathe
you would lathe
they would lathe
Past Conditional
I would have lathed
you would have lathed
he/she/it would have lathed
we would have lathed
you would have lathed
they would have lathed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lathe - machine tool for shaping metal or woodlathe - machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool
bench lathe - lathe mounted on a workbench
carriage - a machine part that carries something else
chuck - a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
handwheel - control consisting of a wheel whose rim serves as the handle by which a part is operated
handwheel - a wheel worked by hand
shaping machine, shaper - a machine tool for shaping metal or wood
Translations
مَخْرَطَه
soustruhsoustružit
drejebænk
sorvatasorvi
esztergapad
rennibekkur
削る旋盤
tekinimo staklės
virpa
sústruh

lathe

[leɪð] Ntorno m

lathe

[ˈleɪð] ntour m

lathe

nDrehbank f; lathe operatorDreher(in) m(f)

lathe

[leɪð] ntornio

lathe

(leið) noun
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.
References in classic literature ?
The porches purchased everything from a brace and bit to a lathe for the new tool-room and put the finishing touches to the dairy.
Then he answered: 'Then I ask for a fire, a turning lathe, and a cutting-board with the knife.
Then he took the skulls and put them in the lathe and turned them till they were round.
After breakfast he walked with his two brothers, non-evangelical, well-educated, hall-marked young men, correct to their remotest fibre, such unimpeachable models as are turned out yearly by the lathe of a systematic tuition.
The lathe painted to look like iron is seen to be but a lathe.
He was himself always occupied: writing his memoirs, solving problems in higher mathematics, turning snuffboxes on a lathe, working in the garden, or superintending the building that was always going on at his estate.
The prince was working at the lathe and after glancing round continued his work.
The large table covered with books and plans, the tall glass-fronted bookcases with keys in the locks, the high desk for writing while standing up, on which lay an open exercise book, and the lathe with tools laid ready to hand and shavings scattered around- all indicated continuous, varied, and orderly activity.
She has been putting qualities into David, altering him, turning him forever on a lathe since the day she first knew him, and indeed long before, and all so deftly that he is still called a child of nature.
Hermann von Schmidt chuckled in his little repair shop and decided to order a new lathe.
Veal had an orrery, an electrifying machine, a turning lathe, a theatre (in the wash-house), a chemical apparatus, and what he called a select library of all the works of the best authors of ancient and modern times and languages.
Build a house round her," they cried, and at once everybody perceived that this was the thing to do; in a moment a hundred fairy sawyers were among the branches, architects were running round Maimie, measuring her; a bricklayer's yard sprang up at her feet, seventy-five masons rushed up with the foundation stone and the Queen laid it, overseers were appointed to keep the boys off, scaffoldings were run up, the whole place rang with hammers and chisels and turning lathes, and by this time the roof was on and the glaziers were putting in the windows.