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lathe

machine for shaping material
Not to be confused with:
lath – strip of wood

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.
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