lathe definition

  • noun:
    • a device for shaping some material, like wood or metal, by rotating it rapidly along its axis while pushing a set cutting or abrading device against it.
    • An administrative division for the county of Kent, in England, from Anglo-Saxon period until it fell entirely from use in early twentieth-century.
    • A machine tool used to contour an item of product, or workpiece, by rotating the workpiece against a cutting device.
    • The movable swing frame of a loom, holding the reed for splitting the warp threads and beating up the weft; a lay, or batten.
    • A granary; a barn.
    • previously, part or unit of a county on the list of Anglo-Saxons. At the moment it is made from 4 or 5 hundreds, and it is confined to your county of Kent.
    • A granary; a barn.
    • a device for switching, that is, for shaping articles of wood, metal, or other material, by causing them to revolve while acted upon by a cutting device.
    • The movable move frame of a loom, holding the reed for isolating the warp threads and beating-up the weft; -- called also put and batten.
    • a device for working timber, metals, or any other substances by causing the material to turn with higher or less rate, according to the nature for the material in addition to strive to be done, before something which can be held at peace relatively into the peripheral motion of object operated upon.
    • That section of a loom when the reed is fixed, by the movements of which the weft-threads are laid parallel together, shot after shot, undergoing weaving.
    • A barn or granary.
    • In England, apart or large division of a county, comprising a number of hundreds: a phrase today restricted into the county of Kent, in which there are five of the lathes or divisions. See rape.
    • See sanding-machine.
    • machine device for shaping wood or metal; the workpiece transforms about a horizontal axis against a fixed device
  • verb-transitive:
    • To cut or profile on a lathe.
  • verb:
    • To ask; quote; ask.
    • To profile with a lathe.
    • to make a 3D model by turning a couple of things around a hard and fast axis.
  • others:
    • To invite; quote; ask.
    • A Middle English kind of loath.
    • A Middle English form of loathe.

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