Meaning of LATHE in English

LATHE

n. a machine for shaping wood, metal, etc., by means of a rotating drive which turns the piece being worked on against changeable cutting tools.

[ prob. rel. to ODa. lad structure, frame, f. ON hlath, rel. to hlatha LADE ]

Concise Oxford English dictionary.      Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка.