What does the word lathe mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A machine for shaping articles by turning.

Usage examples for lathe

  1. While turning the face D C in the lathe a fine line circle should be struck around the circumference of the cone and near D C, on which line the spacing for the teeth may be stepped off with the compasses. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. The length of a lathe is determined by the length of a piece of work that can be turned. – A Course In Wood Turning by Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers
  3. In appearance they are like a section taken off the top of a jug where the cork is put in, and as neatly rounded as if turned off a potter's lathe. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake