Lathe

Definition of Lathe

Pronunciation: lāth
n.1.Formerly, a part or division of a county among the Anglo-Saxons. At present it consists of four or five hundreds, and is confined to the county of Kent.
1.A granary; a barn.
2.(Mach.) A machine for turning, that is, for shaping articles of wood, metal, or other material, by causing them to revolve while acted upon by a cutting tool.
3.The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; - called also lay and batten.
Blanchard lathe
a lathe for turning irregular forms after a given pattern, as lasts, gunstocks, and the like.
Drill lathe
a small lathe which, from its high speed, is adapted for drilling; a hand lathe.
Engine lathe
a turning lathe in which the cutting tool has an automatic feed; - used chiefly for turning and boring metals, cutting screws, etc.
Foot lathe
a lathe which is driven by a treadle worked by the foot.
Geometric lathe
a lathe operated by hand; a power turning lathe without an automatic feed for the tool.
Slide lathe
an engine lathe.
Throw lathe
a small lathe worked by one hand, while the cutting tool is held in the other.

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