See also: lathe

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EtymologyEdit

Middle English laththe, earlier lathe, altered from Old English lætt, from Proto-Germanic *laþþō (cf. Dutch lat, German Latte) from Proto-Indo-European *(s)lat- (cf. Welsh llath 'rod, wand, yard').

NounEdit

lath (plural laths)

  1. A thin, narrow strip, fastened to the rafters, studs, or floor beams of a building, for the purpose of supporting a covering of tiles, plastering, etc.

SynonymsEdit

  • lath strap

HolonymsEdit

lattice

Derived termsEdit

  • lath strapping
  • lath brick - a long, slender brick, used in making the floor on which malt is placed in the drying kiln.
  • lath nail - a slender nail for fastening laths.
  • lath board
  • lath plaster
  • lath and plaster / plaster and lath
  • lathy

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VerbEdit

lath (third-person singular simple present laths, present participle lathing, simple past and past participle lathed)

  1. To cover or line with laths.

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Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 18:34