lathe
Pronunciation
  • (GA, America) enPR: lāth IPA: /leɪð/
  • (America)
Verb

lathe (lathes, present participle lathing; past and past participle lathed)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To invite; bid; ask.
Noun

lathe (plural lathes)

  1. (obsolete) An administrative division of the county of Kent, in England, from the Anglo-Saxon period until it fell entirely out of use in the early twentieth century.
Noun

lathe (plural lathes)

  1. A machine tool used to shape a piece of material, or workpiece, by rotating the workpiece against a cutting tool.
    He shaped the bedpost by turning it on a lathe.
    • 1856: Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part II Chapter IV, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
      Of the windows of the village there was one yet more often occupied; for on Sundays from morning to night, and every morning when the weather was bright, one could see at the dormer-window of the garret the profile of Monsieur Binet bending over his lathe, whose monotonous humming could be heard at the Lion d'Or.
  2. The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; a lay, or batten.
  3. (obsolete) A granary; a barn.
Translations Verb

lathe (lathes, present participle lathing; past and past participle lathed)

  1. To shape with a lathe.
  2. (computer graphics) To produce a three-dimensional model by rotating a set of points around a fixed axis.
Translations


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