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Definition of Lathe


  1. Formerly, a part or division of a county among the Anglo-Saxons. At present it consists of four or five hundreds, and is confined to the county of Kent.
  2. A granary; a barn.
  3. A machine for turning, that is, for shaping articles of wood, metal, or other material, by causing them to revolve while acted upon by a cutting tool.
  4. The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; -- called also lay and batten.

Lathe Translations

lathe in Dutch is draaischijf, draaibank
lathe in German is Drehbank
lathe in Italian is tornio
lathe in Portuguese is torno
lathe in Spanish is torno
lathe in Swedish is svarv