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machine for shaping material
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lath – strip of wood
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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.]
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(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
(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]
(Historical Terms) history Brit any of the former administrative divisions of Kent
[Old English læth district]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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)]
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Past participle: lathed
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|Noun||1.||lathe - 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
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lathe[leɪð] N → torno m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
lathe[ˈleɪð] n → tour m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
lathe[leɪð] n → tornio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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. draaibank مَخْرَطَه струг torno soustruh die Drehbank drejebænk τόρνοςtorno treipink ماشین تراش یا خراطی sorvi tourמחרטה खराद blanjalica eszterga(pad) bubut rennibekkur tornio 旋盤 선반(旋盤) tekinimo staklės virpa mesin larik draaibankdreiebenk tokarnia د لرګيو او فلزاتو د توګلو ماشين torno strung токарный станок sústruh stružnica strug svarv เครื่องกลึงโลหะ torna 車床 токарний верстат خراد جس پر لکڑی یا دھات کو چھیل یا کس کے درست کرتے ہیں máy tiện 车床
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