noun. ['ˈleɪð'] machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool.
- bench lathe
- lathen (Middle English (1100-1500))
- laþian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
Words that Rhyme with Lathe
Example sentences of the word lathe
1. Noun, singular or mass
Cut just a little at a time by setting the lathe to cut in increments of one.
To go around a corner, the lathe stop can be snipped with tin snips and bent.