lathe: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (lā), [key]
— n., v., lathed, lath•ing.
  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.
  1. to cut, shape, or otherwise treat on a lathe.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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