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1. lathe

noun. ['ˈleɪð'] machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool.

Synonyms

  • handwheel
  • chuck
  • bench lathe
  • carriage
  • shaper

Antonyms

  • gracefulness
  • awkwardness

Etymology

  • lathen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • laþian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Lathe

  • swathe
  • rathe
  • nathe
  • mathe
  • bathe

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.

2. Adjective
To go around a corner, the lathe stop can be snipped with tin snips and bent.

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