Meaning of LATHE in English
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. 2012