Meaning of lath

lath

Pronunciation: (lath, läth), [key]
— n., pl. v. laths
—n.
  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.
—v.t.
  1. to cover or line with laths.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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