Meaning of LATHE in English

LATHE

I. ˈlāth noun

Etymology: probably from Middle English lath supporting stand

Date: 1611

: a machine in which work is rotated about a horizontal axis and shaped by a fixed tool

II. transitive verb

( lathed ; lath·ing )

Date: circa 1903

: to cut or shape with a lathe

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.