Meaning of LATHE in English

LATHE

/laydh/ , n. , v. , lathed, lathing .

n.

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.

v.t.

2. to cut, shape, or otherwise treat on a lathe.

[ 1300-50; ME: frame, stand, lathe; cf. ON hlath stack (see LADE), Dan -lad in vaeverlad weaver's batten, savelad saw bench ]

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