lathing


noun

  1. the act or process of applying lath.
  2. a quantity of lath in place.
  3. material used as lath.

noun, plural laths [lath z, laths, lahth z, lahths] /læðz, læθs, lɑðz, lɑθs/.

  1. a thin, narrow strip of wood, used with other strips to form latticework, a backing for plaster or stucco, a support for slates and other roofing materials, etc.
  2. a group or quantity of such strips.
  3. work consisting of such strips.
  4. wire mesh or the like used in place of wooden laths as a backing for plasterwork.
  5. a thin, narrow, flat piece of wood used for any purpose.

verb (used with object)

  1. to cover or line with laths.

noun

  1. a machine for use in working wood, metal, etc., that holds the material and rotates it about a horizontal axis against a tool that shapes it.

verb (used with object), lathed, lath·ing.

  1. to cut, shape, or otherwise treat on a lathe.

noun plural laths (lɑːðz, lɑːθs)

  1. one of several thin narrow strips of wood used to provide a supporting framework for plaster, tiles, etc
  2. expanded sheet metal, wire mesh, etc, used to provide backing for plaster or rendering
  3. any thin strip of wood

verb

  1. (tr) to attach laths to (a ceiling, roof, floor, etc)

noun

  1. 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

verb

  1. (tr) to shape, bore, or cut a screw thread in or on (a workpiece) on a lathe

noun

  1. British history any of the former administrative divisions of Kent

n.late 13c., probably from Old English *læððe, variant of lætt “lath,” apparently from a Proto-Germanic *laþþo (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse latta, Middle Dutch, German latte “lath,” Dutch lat, Middle High German lade “plank,” which is source of German Laden “counter,” hence, “shop”). As a verb, 1530s, from the noun. n.“machine for turning,” early 14c., of uncertain origin, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish drejelad “turning-lathe,” Old Norse hlaða “pile of shavings under a lathe,” related to hlaða “to load, lade”).

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